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Table 2 Characteristics of ARLD cohort according to whether they had their first recorded diagnosis at an NHS hospital trust which had or did not have an alcohol team in 2009/10

From: The impact of alcohol care teams on emergency secondary care use following a diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease - a national cohort study

Characteristic of ARLD cohort Alcohol team
  Yes (n = 4,768) No (n = 4,397) p valuea
Male (%) 3290 (69.0 %) 3057 (69.5 %) 0.5878
Mean (SD) age (years) 53.6 (12.8) 54.2 (12.7) 0.0171
Age range (years) 17–94 18–95  
Resident in most deprived quintile of IMD (%) 1983 (41.6 %) 1253 (28.5 %) <0.0001
White British ethnicityb (%) 358 (7.5 %) 448 (10.2 %) <0.0001
Died in hospital during one year follow up 1125 (23.6 %) 1020 (23.2 %) 0.6367
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aChi squared test for proportions (% male, % in most deprived Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintile, % White British & % one-year in-hospital mortality) and t-test for difference in mean age
  3. bEthnicity was unknown for the majority of individuals