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Table 4 Association between alcohol consumption, some socio-economic and lifestyle characteristics (n = 501)

From: Key health promotion factors among male members of staff at a higher educational institution: A cross-sectional postal survey

Factors (b) Alcohol (drank less than recommended 21 units per week) χ2-test Logistic Regression
  yes(a), (n = 423) no (n = 78)     
  n % n % Unadjusted p value Adjusted p value OR 95% CI
Age       0.4   
33 and under 53 75 18 25 0.1 - 1.0 Referent
34–42 108 82 23 18   0.8 0.9 0.4–2.0
43–50 105 89 13 11   0.1 0.5 0.2–1.5
51–59 114 87 17 13   0.2 0.5 0.2–1.3
60 and over 43 86 7 14   0.5 0.7 0.2–2.0
Marital status       0.1   
Single 71 76 23 24 0.01 - 1.0 Referent
Married/living with partner 337 87 49 13   0.3 0.7 0.4–1.4
Separated/divorced 15 71 6 29   0.3 1.9 0.6–6.3
Ethnicity         
White British or European 394 84 75 16 0.5 - 1.0 Referent
Other 29 91 3 9   0.4 0.6 0.2–2.0
Smoking status         
Non smoker&ex smoker 390 86 64 14 0.01 - 1.0 Referent
Current smoker 33 70 14 30   0.01 2.8 1.3–6.0
Physical activity level         
No (have not met current guidelines for physical activity level 272 88 36 12 0.3 - 1.0 Referent
Yes (met current guidelines) 117 92 16 8   0.1 0.7 0.4–1.1
Job title       0.06   
Professor/reader 66 82 15 18 0.04 - 1.0 Referent
Lecturer/senior lecturer 117 92 10 8   0.01 0.3 0.1–0.8
Research/Teaching fellow/assistant 73 78 21 22   0.6 0.8 0.3–1.8
Administrative& Secretarial staff& Support technical 81 80 20 20   0.7 0.8 0.4–1.9
Support manual 39 89 5 11   0.1 0.3 0.1–1.0
Other 47 87 7 13   0.2 0.5 0.2–1.4
  1. (a) have met guidelines for alcohol consumption (≤ 21 unit per week)
  2. (b) age, marital status, ethnicity, job title, smoking status, physical activity level as independent variables.