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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the selected sample (N = 290)

From: Associations between personality disorder characteristics and treatment outcomes in people with co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression

Characteristic Mean (SD, range) or N (%)
Demographic characteristics  
 Age (years) 44.58 (10.54, 20-73)
 Gender - Male 160/290 (55.2 %)
 Country of birth - Australia 236/289 (81.7 %)
 Marital status - Single, never married 77/289 (26.6 %)
 Children – One or more children 201/289 (70.6 %)
 Age left school (years) (N = 287) 16.18 (1.32, 12-21)
 Post-school qualification 209/280 (74.6 %)
 Receiving welfare support 155/288 (53.8 %)
Current symptomatology  
 Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDIT) total 26.32 (6.77, 10-40)
 Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) total (N = 285) 30.92 (8.72, 17-55)
 Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score (N = 275) 56.6 (10.32, 25-75)
SCID Axis 1 diagnosis – during last 12 months  
 Alcohol abuse only 10/288 (3.5 %)
 Alcohol dependence (with abuse) 263/288 (91.3 %)
 Major depressive disorder 219/288 (76 %)
Mean occasions of use per day (last month; OTI)  
 Alcohol 10.50 (8.14, 0.17-68)
 Cannabis 1.35 (5.89, 0-70)
 Tobacco 10.81 (12.98, 0-50)
Substance use history – age first used (years)  
 Alcohol (N = 272) 15.08 (4.26, 2-48)
 Cannabis (N = 221) 18.94 (7.01, 8-56)
 Tobacco (N = 247) 15.34 (4.52, 6-43)
  1. Note: SCID Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR, OTI opiate treatment index; DUMQ Drug Use, Motives questionnaire