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Table 4 Employees’ risk level assessment, categorised by AUDIT sum scores and intervention recommendations

From: The associations between employees’ risky drinking and sociodemographics, and implications for intervention needs

Overall sample
Risk level AUDIT sum Recommended interventiona N % of overall sample % of risky drinkers
Low 0–7 Alcohol education 3179 89.0
Moderate 8–15 Simple advice 371 10.4 94.6
High 16–19 Brief counselling and consecutive monitoring 16 0.4 4.1
Dependence likely 20–40 Diagnostic evaluation for alcohol dependence 5 0.2 1.3
Identified at-risk groups (% of risky drinkers with moderate, high and dependence risk)
Group Moderate (AUDIT 8–15) High (AUDIT 16–19) Dependence likely (AUDIT 20–40)
Males without children 95.3 3.5 1.2
Males living alone 98.0 0.0 2.0
Males aged ≤39 93.3 6.7 0.0
  1. aSee [8, 48]