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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients recruited in the study. The alcohol intake refers to the amount consumed (gr/day) before admission to the ALT Unit.

From: A follow up study on the efficacy of metadoxine in the treatment of alcohol dependence

  Total sample MET NULL
Samples size (no.) 160 58 102
Age (yrs.) 44 (SD: 11) 45 (SD: 11) 44 (SD: 12)
Gender
Males 184 51 83
Females 26 7 19
FH for Alcohol Dependence*
Negative 55 17 38
Positive 105 (71%) 41 (63%) 64 (64%)
Alcohol intake prior to admission to the ALT Unit** 189 (SD:62) 175 (SD: 70) 201 (SD: 82)
Age of onset of Alcohol Dependence 27 (SD:11) 26 (SD:10) 27 (SD:12)
  1. (*) Note: FH refers to Family History.
  2. (**) Note: The intake is calculated in grams of alcohol according to Italian standards (see Guerrini et al., 2006 as a reference).