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Table 2 Baseline AUDIT score and health-related characteristics of the followed (analytical sample) participants by trial group and not followed participants

From: A pragmatic randomised trial of two counselling models at the Swedish national alcohol helpline

  Brief structured intervention n = 107 Usual care n = 117 Total sample n = 224 Not followed n = 96
AUDIT scorea mean (sd) 19.6 ± 5.2 19.1 ± 5.8 19.4 ± 5.5 20.9 ± 6.0d
AUDIT risk level, n (%)a, b, d
 Low risk 0 0 0 2 (2.1)
 Hazardous 19 (17.8) 25 (21.4) 44 (19.6) 13 (13.8)
 Harmful 35 (32.7) 36 (30.8) 71 (31.7) 17 (18.1)
 Probable dependence 53 (49.5) 56 (47.9) 109 (48.7) 62 (66.0)
Readiness ruler (1–10) mean (sd) 9.3 ± 1.6 9.3 ± 1.2 9.3 ± 1.4 9.6 ± 1.1
MDE & GAD, n (%)c 28 (26.7) 38 (33.0) 66 (30.0) 35 (37.6)
Self-assessed health, n (%)
 Very poor to poor 3 (2.8) 4 (3.4) 7 (3.1) 7 (7.3)
 Fair 28 (26.2) 44 (37.6) 72 (32.1) 25 (26.0)
 Good to excellent 76 (71.0) 69 (59.0) 145 (64.7) 64 (66.7)
Past 6-month sick-leave, n (%)a
 0–7 days 68 (80.0) 77 (88.5) 145 (84.3) 67 (78.8)
 ≥ 8 days 17 (20.0) 10 (11.5) 27 (15.7) 18 (21.2)
Past 6-month help-seeking for alcohol problems, n (%)
 Health carea (yes) 12 (11.3) 17 (14.5) 29 (13.0) 19 (19.8)
 Other care (yes) 7 (6.5) 10 (8.5) 17 (7.6) 14 (14.6)
 Medication for alcohol dependence (yes) 5 (4.7) 9 (7.7) 14 (6.3) 9 (9.4)
  1. aNumber may not sum up to the total because of a few missing values
  2. bAUDIT score (women; men) 1 (0–5; 0–7), 2 (6–13; 8–15) 3 (14–17; 16–19) 4 (18–40;20–40)
  3. cMajor depressive episode and generalized anxiety disorder
  4. dn = 94, including baseline AUDIT scores below the threshold for hazardous use (n = 2)