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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and alcohol diagnostic classification

From: The alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT): validation of a Nepali version for the detection of alcohol use disorders and hazardous drinking in medical settings

  Total (n= 944) Male (n=497) Female (n= 447)
Age (mean ± SD) 47.7 ± 11.9 47.9 ± 11.8 47.5 ± 11.9
Marital status    
Married 897(95.02%) 469(94.4%) 428(95.8%)
Unmarried 32(3.4%) 23(4.6%) 9(2.01%)
Widowed/ divorced 15(1.6%) 7(1.4%) 8(1.8%)
Religion    
Hindu 777(82.3%) 412(82.9%) 365(81.7%)
Buddhist 165(17.5%) 83(16.7%) 82(18.3%)
Muslim 2(0.2%) 2(0.4%) 0
Occupation    
Housewife 221(23.4%) 0 221(49.5%)
Farmer 186(19.7%) 186(37.4%) 0
Unskilled worker 167(17.7%) 76(15.3%) 91(20.4%)
Student 75(7.9%) 35(7.1%) 40(8.9)
Military 58(6.1%) 58(11.7%) 0
Skilled worker 22(2.3%) 22(4.4%) 0
Government service 25(2.7%) 13 (2.6%) 12(2.7%)
Business 15(1.6%) 15(3.02%) 0
Unemployed 175(18.5%) 92(18.5%) 83(18.6%)
AUDIT score: median(IQR) 6(3–15) 7(4–16) 5(3–11)
Alcohol Intake in units/week: median (IQR) 28.0(14.0-52.9) 28.4(14.0-51.8) 28.0(14.0-53.9)
DSM IV classification:    
Abuse 78(8.3%) 50(10.1%) 28(6.3%)
Dependence 304(32.2%) 191(38.4%) 113(25.3%)
Dependence/abuse 382(40.5%) 241(48.5%) 141(31.5%)
Hazardous drinking* 633(67.1%) 293(58.9%) 340(76.1%)
  1. * ≥ 21 units/week in males, ≥ 14 units/week in females.
  2. SD= standard deviation.
  3. IQR= inter quartile range.