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Table 1 Mean AUDIT score and numbers of drinkers broken down by drinking risk group

From: Assessing the delivery of alcohol screening and brief intervention in sexual health clinics in the north east of England

Demographic group Drinkers N AUDIT Low risk (0–7) AUDIT positive (8–40) Probably dependent (20+)
Mean SD Range N % N % N %
Males 1297 8.79 5.10 1–40 611 47% 686 53% 43 3%
Females 1483 6.83 4.19 1–35 957 65% 526 35% 26 2%
Significant difference between gender: t = 11.00, p < 0.0005
Under 18 236 7.15 5.46 1–35 159 67% 77 33% 10 4%
18–19 411 8.46 4.43 1–36 198 48% 213 52% 9 2%
20–24 964 8.50 4.79 1–36 452 47% 512 53% 28 3%
25–29 409 7.55 4.83 1–28 252 62% 157 38% 13 3%
30–34 237 7.20 4.64 1–30 149 63% 88 37% 7 3%
35–39 159 6.65 3.92 1–19 107 67% 52 33% 0 0%
40+ 364 6.40 4.23 1–40 251 69% 113 31% 2 1%
Significant difference between age groups: F = 13.60, p < 0.0005
Non-student 2064 7.61 4.89 1–40 1212 59% 852 41% 57 3%
Student 716 8.14 4.26 1–27 356 50% 360 50% 12 2%
Significant difference between student status: t = −2.74, p = 0.006
Heterosexual 2649 7.69 4.69 1–40 1505 57% 1144 43% 63 2%
Other 131 8.82 5.47 1–35 63 48% 68 52% 6 5%
Significant difference between sexual orientation: t = −2.67, p = 0.008
White 2706 7.80 4.74 1–40 1517 56% 1189 44% 69 3%
Black/minority/ethnic 74 5.92 4.41 1–19 51 69% 23 31% 0 0%
Significant difference between ethnicity: t = 3.37, p = 0.001
Deprivation quintile 1 357 7.71 5.30 1–35 212 59% 145 41% 13 4%
Deprivation quintile 2 553 7.69 4.91 1–32 321 58% 232 42% 17 3%
Deprivation quintile 3 609 7.46 4.85 1–35 369 61% 240 39% 17 3%
Deprivation quintile 4 435 7.43 4.74 1–39 254 58% 181 42% 11 3%
Deprivation quintile 5 789 8.16 4.23 1–30 397 50% 392 50% 11 1%
Significant difference between deprivation quintiles (1 = most deprived): F = −2.53, p = 0.039
Total 2780 7.75 4.74 1–40 1568 56% 1212 44% 69 2%