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Table 3 Heavy episodic drinking and SNS site use among alcohol-using emerging adults at MSBP

From: Emerging adults’ use of alcohol and social networking sites during a large street festival: A real-time interview study

  Heavy episodic drinker (n = 35) Non-heavy episodic drinker (n = 157) p-value*
Alcohol use at the block party    
  Mean hours drinking (SD)** 3.67 (2.1) 5.35 (2.32) 0.001
  Mean number of drinks (SD)** 10.0 (6.0) 6.9 (4.0) <0.001
Social networking site use at the block party    
  % used Facebook 40 19 0.008
  % used Twitter*** 9 20 0.145
  % used either SNS 46 30 0.086
  % planned to use SNS for transportation*** 12 2 0.020
  1. SNS Social networking site, MSBP Mifflin Street Block Party
  2. Heavy episodic drinking defined according to NIAAA criteria (>5 drinks in 2 h for males; >4 drinks in 2 h for females)
  3. *p-values reported from chi-squared tests unless otherwise indicated
  4. **p-value from t-tests for difference in means
  5. ***p-value from Fisher’s exact test