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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical data. All percentages were tested using Fisher's exact and continuous variables were tested using Mann-Whitney tests

From: Impact of practitioner's training in the management of alcohol dependence: a quasi-experimental 18-month follow-up study

  Study population Patients attempting abstinence Relapsing patients
  Trained sample Comparison sample Trained sample Comparison sample Trained sample Comparison sample
  n = 126 n = 122 n = 85 n = 57 n = 74 n = 38
Gender (% of men) 80% 83% 82.4% 86% 86.5% 81.3%
Age (mean [SD]) 46.9 [9.1] 47.8 [9.1] 47 [8.6] 46. [8.8] 46.5 [8.9] 46.9 [8.]
Physical dependence 92.1% 84.4% 90.6% 91.2% 92.2% 94.6%
Severity of dependence       
moderate (3 or 4 items) 33% 41% 34% 32% 33% 32.5%
mild (5 or 6 items) 40% 39,5% 41% 45% 39% 43%
severe (7, 8 or 9 items) 27% 19,5% 25% 23% 28% 24.5%
Duration of alcohol misuse       
less than 2 years 5% 6% 5% 5% 8% 6%
3 to 5 years 11% 15% 10% 17.5% 16% 11%
6 to 10 years 8% 19% 10% 17.5% 16% 9.5%
more than 10 years 76% 60%* 75% 60% 60% 73.5%
  1. * p < 0.05