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Table 2 Percentage of clients with a positive treatment outcome (non-problem drinking according to the AUDIT-C) at discharge and follow up assessments, separated by problem drinking at treatment admission

From: Treatment outcome, treatment retention, and their predictors among clients of five outpatient alcohol treatment centres in Switzerland

  Discharge 6-months follow up 12-months follow up
  Available data
(n = 308) (95 % CI)
Imputed data Available data
(n = 523) (95 % CI)
Imputed data Available data
(n = 502) (95 % CI)
Imputed data
Problem drinking at admission 55.5 % (48.7–62.8 %) 45.2 % 44.4 % (39.0–49.6 %) 41.1 % 46.1 % (40.7–51.5 %) 43.2 %
Non-problem drinking at admission 93.1 % (88.2–98.0 %) 86.6 % 81.9 % (75.5–87.7 %) 79.6 % 83.0 % (76.5–88.9 %) 80.4 %
  1. Notes: Available data: all available data at any time of assessment are considered; Imputed data: missing values were imputed using multiple imputation
  2. AUDIT-C consumption items of the alcohol use disorders identification test, 95 % CI 95 % confidence interval. AUDIT-C cut-offs for problem drinking were ≥5 and ≥4 for men and women, respectively