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Table 2 Selected sociodemographic characteristics by drinking status among community dwelling adults in South Sudan

From: Alcohol use in South Sudan in relation to social factors, mental distress and traumatic events

  No current drinking Low risk drinking Harmful/hazardous drinking p-value
n = 329 n = 70 n = 66
  n (%)  
Gender
 Female 184 (55.9) 33 (47.8) 30 (45.5) 0.19
 Male 145 (44.1) 36 (52.2) 36 (54.5)
Age
 18–25 106 (32.2) 11 (16.2) 15 (22.7) 0.002
 26–35 138 (42.0) 23 (33.8) 24 (36.4)
 36–50 67 (20.4) 27 (39.7) 19 (28.8)
  > 50 18 (4.4) 7 (10.3) 8 (12.1)
Setting
 Urban 160 (48.6) 46 (67.7) 37 (56.1) 0.014
 Rural 169 (51.4) 22 (32.3) 29 (43.9)
Marital status
 Single 89 (27.4) 16 (24.2) 15 (23.1) 0.71
 Married 236 (72.6) 50 (75.8) 50 (76.9)
Education
 No formal education 146 (44.4) 26 (38.2) 34 (51.6) 0.340
 Primary school 100 (30.4) 18 (26.5) 16 (24.2)
 Secondary or higher 83 (25.2) 24 (35.3) 16 (24.2)
Employment
 Employed 246 (78.6) 51 (79.7) 36 (64.3) 0.001
 Student 43 (13.7) 10 (15.6) 4 (7.1)
 Unemployed 24 (7.7) 3 (4.7) 16 (28.6)
Regular monthly income
 Yes 204 (62.4) 49 (73.1) 29 (44.6) 0.003
 No 123 (37.6) 18 (26.9) 36 (55.4)
Psychological distress
 (mean, SE) 20.8 (0.78) 21.2 (1.71) 32.7 (1.84) 0.001
Traumatic events
 (mean, SE) 1.5 (0.09) 0.74 (0.16) 2.4 (0.18) 0.001
  1. Note: Not all frequency sums across sociodemographics are equal due to missing data