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Table 1 Study sample characteristics (n, %) unweighted data, n = 3600

From: The relationship between socioeconomic status and risky drinking in Denmark: a cross-sectional general population study

Study variables Total RSOD at least once monthly (%) p-valuesc
RSODa
 Never 1079 (29.7)   
 Less than monthly 1628 (44.9)   
 1–3 times per month 676 (18.6)   
 At least 1–3 times per week 247 (6.8)   
Female 1958 (54.3) 16.2 < 0.001
Male   36.6  
Age    < 0.001
 26–35 621 (17.2) 35.1  
 36–45 907 (25.2) 23.9  
 46–55 1040 (28.8) 25.6  
 56+ 1036 (28.8) 21.0  
Education, mean years of schooling (SD)b 14.3 (2.94)   0.635
Log income, mean (SD) 5.5 (0.21)   < 0.001
Employment status
 Employed 2534 (70.3) 27.1 < 0.001
 Student/pupil 105 (2.9) 41.9  
 Unemployed 108 (3.0) 26.2  
 Pensioner 595 (16.5) 17.5  
 Other including homemakers 266 (7.3) 21.2  
Civil status    < 0.001
 In relationship 2927 (81.2) 24.0  
 Not in a relationship 322 (9.0) 26.7  
 Single 354 (9.8) 36.5  
Living with children (<  18 yr.) 1499 (41.7) 21.9 < 0.001
Religiosityb 597 (16.6) 19.4 < 0.001
Residence area    < 0.001
 Capital 699 (19.4) 32.0  
 Rural 1519 (42.2) 21.6  
 Other cities 1384 (38.4) 26.0  
  1. Note:a RSOD i.e. risky single occasion drinking was defined as drinking 5+ standard drinks on one occasion and we dichotomised it as one reporting at least once in a month in the last 12 months and zero otherwise
  2. battending religious ceremonies more than 4 times in the previous year, SD standard deviation
  3. cSpearman’s rank test between RSOD and covariates