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Table 2 Associations between a recent attempt to quit smoking and i) indices of alcohol consumption and ii) attempts to cut down on alcohol consumption among the subgroup of high-risk drinkers

From: Are recent attempts to quit smoking associated with reduced drinking in England? A cross-sectional population survey

Mean (95 % CI) No quit attempt within last week (N = 6143; reference) Quit attempt ≤ 1 week (N = 144) B (95 % CI), p-value Badj (95 % CI), p-value
AUDIT-C (0–12) 3.46 (3.38 to 3.54) 2.80 (2.31 to 3.29) −0.66 (−1.21 to −0.11), 0.02 −0.56 (−1.08 to −0.04), 0.03
AUDIT 1: Drinking frequency (0–4) 1.63 (1.60 to 1.67) 1.42 (1.19 to 1.65) −0.21 (−0.45 to 0.02), 0.08 −0.14 (−0.36 to 0.09), 0.24
AUDIT 2: Typical quantity (0–4) 0.98 (0.95 to 1.01) 0.80 (0.60 to 0.99) −0.18 (−0.40 to 0.04), 0.10 −0.17 (−0.38 to 0.03), 0.10
AUDIT 3: Binge frequency (0–4) 0.84 (0.82 to 0.87) 0.58 (0.42 to 0.74) −0.27 (−0.46 to −0.08), 0.01 −0.25 (−0.43 to −0.07), 0.01
% (N)    OR (95 % CI), p-value ORadj (95 % CI), p-value
High-risk AUDIT-C (≥5) 36.3 (2230) 25.0 (36) 0.58 (0.40 to 0.86), 0.01 0.57 (0.38 to 0.85), 0.01
At least weekly binge drinking 14.8 (908) 8.3 (12) 0.52 (0.29 to 0.95), 0.03 0.54 (0.29 to 0.999), 0.05
No binge drinking 57.6 (3541) 68.1 (98) 1.57 (1.10 to 2.23), 0.01 1.70 (1.16 to 2.49), 0.01
% (N) Subgroup analysis: AUDIT-C≥5 N = 2230 N = 36 OR (95 % CI), p-value ORadj (95 % CI), p-value
Attempts to cut down drinking 18.3 (409) 44.4 (16) 3.56 (1.83 to 6.93), <0.001 2.98 (1.48 to 6.01), <0.01
  1. The adjusted models presented in the final column include all variables in Table 1 and wave of survey. The pattern of adjusted results was unchanged in sensitivity analyses in which the adjustment for social grade was entered into the models as a 5-level categorical variable or age was entered as a 6-level categorical variable instead of the dichotomised and continuous versions of the variables reported in Table 1 respectively