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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics by age, gender and early- or late-onset for patients in outpatient and inpatient treatment

From: Older adults in treatment for alcohol use disorders: service utilisation, patient characteristics and treatment outcomes

  Outpatient treatment Inpatient treatment
59a 60 + 60 +
male
60 +
female
60 +
earlyb
60+
latec
59a 60 + 60 +
male
60 +
female
60 +
earlyb
60+
latec
N 76,235 8598 5576 3022 3149 2425 28,338 2262 1513 749 962 786
Age (mean) 64.7 64.4 65.3 64.0 65.5 64.3 64.0 64.8 63.6 65.2
Sex female (%) 28.1 35.1 30.9 41.6 26.7 33.1 27.9 38.4
Marital status (%)
 Single (unmarried) 47.6 11.3 12.6 8.6 14.4 8.1 44.4 10.5 12.2 6.9 11.9 5.1
 Married-living together 24.4 48.2 52.7 40.0 43.1 51.6 20.3 42.8 45.4 37.4 40.1 49.3
 Married - living separately 6.2 5.8 6.4 4.8 6.2 5.6 8.6 9.3 10.5 7.0 9.7 8.6
 Divorced 20.1 22.0 21.1 23.7 26.0 17.9 24.4 23.2 24.2 21.2 26.1 20.2
 Widowed 1.7 12.8 7.3 22.9 10.3 16.8 2.3 14.2 7.7 27.5 12.2 16.9
Living situation alone (%) 43.6 41.6 37.0 50.0 44.8 40.1 56.4 49.2 46.8 54.4 49.5 43.8
Education highd (%) 14.5 21.5 24.0 17.5 20.9 23.2 14.6 21.3 23.9 16.3 21.4 22.2
Employment
 Regularly employed (%) 49.6 23.5 25.0 20.5 24.6 22.0 43.0 27.4 29.5 22.8 26.8 24.5
 Retired (%) 5.0 58.1 56.1 61.7 53.2 64.4 5.5 52.0 49.3 57.7 47.8 60.9
  1. Definitions: a 59 = sample of patients with an AUD in the German addiction care system under 60 years old; bearly = early-onset of the AUD (≤45 years); clate = late-onset of the AUD (≥45 years); dcorresponding to A-levels