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Table 1 Baseline data by recruitment setting; patients in psychiatry and addiction outpatient treatment, telephone helpline and internet help-seekers

From: Automated telephone interventions for problematic alcohol use in clinical and population samples: a randomized controlled trial

  Outpatients in clinical treatment Help-seekers from the general population
Total (n = 56) Psychiatry (n = 45) Addiction (n = 11) Total (n = 192) Helpline (n = 3) Internet (n = 189)
Intervention group/control group (%) 42/14 (75/25) 32/13 (71/29) 10/1 (91/9) 130/62 (68/32) 3/0 (100/0) 127/62 (67/33)
Brief/extensive intervention (%) 22/20 (52/48) 16/16 (50/50) 6/4 (60/40) 64/66 (49/51) 3/0 (100/0) 61/66 (48/52)
Men/women (%) 24/32 (43/57) 17/28 (38/62) 7/4 (64/36) 94/36 (49/51) 1/2 (33/66) 93/96 (49/51)
Age, mean (SD) 40.5 (14.0) 37.8 (13.1)a, b 51.6 (12.2)a, c 43.8 (13.3) 25.0 (6.6)c, d 44.1 (13.2)b, d
AUDIT
 Probable dependence (%) 37 (66) 28 (62) 9 (82) 125 (65) 2 (67) 123 (65)
 Harmful use (%) 8 (14) 6 (13) 2 (18) 36 (19) 0 (0) 36 (19)
 Hazardous use (%) 11 (20) 11 (25) 0 (0) 31 (16) 1 (33) 30 (16)
 Total score, mean (SD) 22.2 (7.1) 21.4 (7.3) 25.5 (5.3)e 21.7 (5.5) 17.7 (9.5) 21.7 (5.5)e
 AUDIT-C score, mean (SD) 8.7 (2.3) 8.6 (2.3)f 10.1 (1.8)f, g 8.8 (1.8) 7.7 (4.5) 8.9 (1.8)g
 Alcohol problem scale, mean (SD) 13.4 (5.2) 12.9 (5.3) 15.4 (4.3) 12.8 (4.3) 10.0 (5.2) 12.8 (4.3)
  1. p values: a 0.005; b 0.006; c 0.011; d 0.017; e 0.041; f 0.046. g 0.016