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Table 1 Subjects’ sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

From: Automatic activation of alcohol cues by child maltreatment related words: a replication attempt in a different treatment setting

  AD + EA (n = 10) AD + no EA (n = 12) no AD (n = 34)
Age, M (SD) 43.60 (5.60)a 44.33 (13.11)a 34.24 (13.34)b
Gender, % male (n) 70.0 (7)a 58.3 (7)a 35.3 (12)a
Family status, % single (n) 50.0 (5)a 58.3 (7)a 67.6 (23)a
Education, % graduation and higher (n) 100.0 (10)a 100.0 (12)a 100.0 (34)a
Employment, % unemployed (n) 30.0 (3)ab 58.3 (7)a 8.8 (3)b
Medication, % psychopharmacological treatment (n) 60.0 (6)a 75.0 (9)a 5.9 (2)b
Medication for alcoholism, % taking disulfiram, naltrexone or acamprosate (n) 30.0 (3)a 8.3 (1)ab 0.0 (0)b
Psychotherapeutic treatment, % lifetime (n) 50.0 (5)a 58.3 (7)a 35.3 (12)a
Childhood trauma questionnaire
Emotional abuse, % above threshold (n) 100.0 (10)a 0.0 (0)b 17.06 (6)b
Emotional neglect, % above threshold (n) 60.0 (6)a 8.3 (1)b 23.5 (8)ab
Physical abuse, % above threshold (n) 70.0 (7)a 16.7 (2)b 14.7 (5)b
Sexual abuse, % above threshold (n) 10.0 (1)a 8.3 (1)a 14.7 (5)a
Alcohol use disorders identification test, M (SD) 22.30 (5.01)a 22.25 (7.06)a 3.03 (2.07)b
Comorbid axis I psychiatric disorder, % yes (n) 90.9 (9)a 75.0 (9)a 20.7 (6)b
  1. AD + EA subjects with alcohol dependence and emotional abuse experiences; AD + no EA subjects with alcohol dependence without emotional abuse experiences; no AD control subjects; indices represent the results of pair-wise group comparisons using the t-tests for continuous variables and the Chi-Quadrat test for dichotomous variables
  2. Different indices indicate significant differences on p < 0.05