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Table 3 Frequency and percentage for externalizing and internalizing problems variables according to gender

From: Adolescent selfie: an Italian Society of Paediatrics survey of the lifestyle of teenagers

   Males n
%
Females n
%
Total n
%
Do you smoke cigarettes? never 3792 3565 7357
51,50% 48,50% 63,80%
occasionally 999 1209 2208
45,20% 54,80% 19,20%
regularly 933 1029 1962
47,60% 52,40% 17%
Have you ever been a binge drinker? never 3414 3656 7070
48,30% 51,70% 61,30%
occasionally 1744 1701 3445
50,60% 49,40% 29,90%
regularly 566 446 1012
55,90% 44,10% 8,80%
Have you ever been a drug user? never 4306 4650 8956
48,10% 51,90% 77,70%
occasionally 977 851 1828
53,40% 46,60% 15,90%
regularly 441 302 743
59,40% 40,60% 6,40%
Have you ever been a victim of bullism? never 3936 3705 7641
51,50% 48,50% 66,30%
occasionally 1519 1721 3240
46,90% 53,10% 28,10%
regularly 269 377 646
41,60% 58,40% 5,60%
Have you ever been a victim of cyberbullism? never 5188 4884 10,072
51,50% 48,50% 87,40%
occasionally 426 752 1178
36,20% 63,80% 10,20%
regularly 110 167 277
39,70% 60,30% 2,40%
Have you ever been a bully or cyberbully? never 3704 3986 7690
48,20% 51,80% 66,70%
occasionally 1731 1590 3321
52,10% 47,90% 28,80%
regularly 289 227 516
56,00% 44,00% 4,50%
Have you ever feel an intense psychological sufferance? Never 1703 777 2480
68,7% 31,3% 67,9%
Occasionally 398 556 954
41,7% 58,3% 26,12%
regularly 57 161 218
26,1% 73,9% 6%
Have you ever experimented self-harm? never 5045 4723 9768
51,60% 48,40% 84,70%
occasionally 521 791 1312
39,70% 60,30% 11,40%
regularly 158 289 447
35,30% 64,70% 3,90%
  1. Note: Percentage are reported for males and females while percentage in italic are reported for total sample