The Long Term Impact of Adolescent Risky Behaviors and Family Environment. Appendix C: New Categories of Risky Behavior Variables for Regressions of Different Adult Outcomes Among Early Initiators

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Table C1: Definitions of Early Initiators for each Outcome/Behavior Pairing

Adult Outcomes

Age of alcohol initiation Age of marijuana initiation Age of cocaine initiation Age of sex initiation Number of crimes/delinquencies

Alcohol abuse or dependence ~ 30

11-17 11-19 11-15 11-19 9 +

Past-month drug use ~ 30

11-19 11-19 11-19 11-17 9 +

Ever in Jail by 33

11-15 11-15 11-15 11-17 1 +

Ever in poverty ages 25-29

No Differences by Age No Differences by Age 11-15 11-17 9 +

Years in poverty ages 25-29

No Differences by Age 11-17 11-17 11-17 9 +

Ever on welfare Ages 21- 33

No Differences by Age 11-17 11-15 11-17 9 +

Years on welfare Ages 21-33

No Differences by Age 11-17 11-17 11-17 9 +

Percent time employed from leaving school to age 33

11-19 11-19 11-17 11-15 9 +

Age when reached 2 years of tenure since leaving school

11-17 11-17 11-15 11-15 1 +

Marital and Fertility status at age 33

No differences by Age No differences by Age No differences by Age 11-17 9 +