Table 3

Means and standard deviations for sensation seeking subscales by demographic characteristics, acculturation, cigarette experimentation, and physical activity in Boys (nā€‰=ā€‰533)
Thrill & Adventure Seeking Social Disinhibition Drug & Alcohol Attitudes
Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value
Age
ā‰¤13 7.34 3.19 0.026 2.88 1.89 <0.001 0.87 1.31 0.001
14 8.03 2.96 3.61 1.78 1.26 1.53
15 8.40 2.66 3.98 1.68 1.61 1.75
ā‰„16 8.22 2.68 3.97 1.56 1.78 1.76
Country of Birth 0.848 0.039 0.227
Mexico 7.99 3.00 3.36 1.86 1.23 1.43
US 8.05 2.86 3.73 1.75 1.42 1.78
Parental Education 0.018 0.285 0.158
< HS 7.91 2.80 3.54 1.77 1.31 1.58
HS 7.71 3.29 3.81 1.81 1.32 1.62
> HS 8.77 2.79 3.79 1.83 1.66 1.77
Parental Income ($)
< 24,999 8.09 2.85 3.32 1.52 1.08 1.41
25,000 to 44,999 7.96 2.97 3.74 1.85 1.47 1.65
> 45,000 8.22 2.88 3.96 1.57 1.48 1.64
Missing 8.00 2.88 3.54 1.87 1.36 1.62
Language Acculturation 0.061 <0.001 0.078
Lowest 7.60 2.97 3.04 1.83 1.28 1.52
Medium 8.13 2.99 3.77 1.79 1.25 1.56
Highest 8.33 2.66 4.04 1.59 1.61 1.77
Cigarette Experimentation 0.001 <0.001 <0.001
No 7.70 2.98 3.32 1.79 0.98 1.35
Yes 8.80 2.56 4.35 1.56 2.28 1.82
Physically Active <0.001 0.006 0.184
No 7.65 3.00 3.47 1.80 1.30 1.62
Yes 8.68 2.60 3.91 1.73 1.49 1.63

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