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Table 2 Mean AUDIT scores by subgroup (gender, age, category of alcohol use, and help), for all clients and for the follow-up sample at baseline and follow-up

From: The national alcohol helpline in Sweden: an evaluation of its first year

  All clients   Follow-up clients only Change1
Mean baseline AUDIT score (n) SD Mean baseline AUDIT score (n) SD Mean follow-up AUDIT score SD t df p-value
Total 21.3 (120) 7.2 20.8 (40) 6.9 14.3 7.4 5.6 39 .001
Gender          
Men 22.5 (57) 7.1 22.3 (16) 7.0 12.6 6.7 4.9 15 .001
Women 20.2 (63) 7.0 19.8 (24) 6.8 15.4 7.8 3.5 23 .002
Age group          
15-39 22.5 (36) 5.3 21.6 (9) 5.0 12.0 7.3 5.6 8 .001
40-49 21.0 (24) 7.6 23.3 (10) 8.0 18.3 7.6 1.8 9 .108
50-64 23.8 (33) 7.9 21.4 (13) 7.4 14.7 7.4 2.9 12 .012
65+ 16.1 (17) 5.0 14.7 (7) 3.9 9.6 4.2 2.2 6 .068
Category of alcohol use
Hazardous use, 8–15 points2 12.6 (26) 2.2 12.5 (11) 2.5 11.6 5.5 0.4 10 .697
Harmful use, 15–19 points 17.6 (32) 1.2 17.9 (9) 1.3 9.8 5.6 4.6 8 .002
Dependence, 20–40 points 26.9 (62) 4.8 26.7 (20) 3.6 17.7 7.6 5.8 19 .001
Other professional help or medication
No No information   19.3 (15) 5.1 10.5 5.6 4.4 14 .001
Yes No information   21.7 (25) 7.7 16.5 7.5 3.8 24 .001
  1. 1Results from the t-tests for repeated measurements in the follow-up sample.
  2. 2The cut-off was 8 for men and 6 for women.