Table 2

Means and standard deviations for sensation seeking subscales by demographic characteristics, acculturation, cigarette experimentation and physical activity in Girls (nā€‰=ā€‰543)
Thrill & Adventure Seeking Social Disinhibition Drug & Alcohol Attitudes
Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value
Age 0.064 <0.001 0.004
ā‰¤13 5.08 3.35 2.32 1.88 0.60 1.11
14 5.85 3.19 2.82 2.05 0.92 1.54
15 5.77 3.12 3.48 2.00 1.21 1.73
ā‰„16 6.24 3.25 3.51 1.81 1.16 1.58
Country of Birth 0.641 0.039 0.890
Mexico 5.57 3.01 2.69 2.01 0.94 1.46
US 5.72 3.30 3.08 2.01 0.96 1.55
Parental Education 0.029 0.008 0.809
< HS 5.41 3.16 2.78 2.03 0.93 1.46
HS 6.20 3.61 3.42 1.98 1.02 1.60
> HS 6.17 3.04 3.27 1.91 1.01 1.72
Parental Income ($)
< 24,999 5.41 3.02 2.77 2.12 1.00 1.72
25,000 to 44,999 5.48 3.44 2.90 1.95 0.71 1.19
> 45,000 6.56 3.15 3.46 1.89 1.05 1.65
Missing 5.69 3.13 2.92 2.06 1.08 1.62
Language Acculturation <0.001 <0.001 0.015
Lowest 4.94 3.04 2.33 2.02 0.73 1.31
Medium 5.88 3.31 3.20 1.97 0.96 1.56
Highest 6.29 3.17 3.43 1.89 1.23 1.69
Cigarette Experimentation <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
No 5.45 3.20 2.71 1.95 0.67 1.20
Yes 6.88 3.11 4.35 1.80 2.25 2.07
Physically Active 0.124 0.664 0.442
No 5.57 3.10 2.96 2.01 0.98 1.56
Yes 6.10 3.30 3.05 2.04 0.86 1.39

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