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Table 2 Characteristics of students according to school level at first consumption of energy drinks

From: A survey of energy drink and alcohol mixed with energy drink consumption

Characteristic Total First consumption
Elementary Junior high/High school
Gender, N (%)    
 Male 352 152 (43.2) 200 (56.8)
 Female 316 94 (29.7) 222 (70.3)
χ 2 = 12.919**    
Current school level, N (%)    
 Junior high 296 143 (48.3) 153 (51.7)
 High school 363 99 (27.3) 264 (72.7)
χ 2 = 31.06**    
Country of birth, N (%)    
 Israel 612 215 (35.1) 397 (64.9)
 Other 46 28 (60.9) 18 (39.1)
χ 2 = 12.17**    
Family structure, N (%)    
 Parents married 505 172 (34.1) 333 (65.9)
 Other 141 60 (42.6) 81 (57.4)
χ 2 = 3.46    
Parental education level, N (%)    
 Low 193 72 (37.3) 121 (62.7)
 High 397 128 (32.2) 269 (67.8)
χ 2 = 1.49    
Consumes energy drinks daily, N (%)   
 No 390 110 (28.2) 280 (71.8)
 Yes 261 132 (50.6) 129 (49.4)
χ 2 = 33.50**    
Mix energy drinks and alcohol, N (%)    
 No 356 115 (32.3) 241 (67.7)
 Yes 299 126 (42.1) 173 (57.9)
χ 2 = 6.76*    
  1. *Significant p < 0.01; **Significant p < 0.001