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Table 2 Selected quality of life and social engagement scale items by gender and drinking pattern for 50+ adults in South Africa

From: Quality of life and social engagement of alcohol abstainers and users among older adults in South Africa

  Women
  Lifetime abstainers (%) Low risk drinkers (%) At risk drinkers (%) Statistic
Social engagement items     
Regular public meeting attendance 22.6 12.7 21.6 F=1.78, p=0.17
Regular community improvement activities 26.8 12.3 29.7 F=2.93, p=0.05
Regular religious activity attendance 82.7 78.2 52.5 F=4.84, p<0.01
  Men
Quality of life items     
Satisfied with health 69.1 61.9 56.0 F=1.72, p=0.18
Satisfied with self 83.5 77.8 68.6 F=2.91, p=0.06
Satisfied with money 15.1 14.7 7.0 F=1.89, p=0.15
Social engagement items     
Regular club/group meeting attendance 41.2 27.9 39.8 F=2.57, p=0.08
Regular visits from friends 74.9 84.2 81.6 F=2.55, p=0.08
Regular visits to/from other neighborhoods 62.6 77.5 74.7 F=5.20, p<0.01
Regular religious activity attendance 82.8 63.6 49.2 F=11.52, p<0.001