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Table 1 Occurrence of each behavioral health risk factor in the total sample and stratified by medical department, gender, age and socio-economics

From: Behavioral health risk factor profiles in general hospital patients: identifying the need for screening and brief intervention

SubgroupsNumberSmokingAlcoholInactivityOverweight
%(95% CI)%(95% CI)%(95% CI)%(95% CI)
Total625139.0(37.7–40.2)21.2(20.2–22.2)65.6(64.4–66.8)61.0(59.7–62.2)
Medical department
 Internal medicine228433.8(31.9–35.8)21.2(20.2–22.2)71.7(69.8–73.6)64.6(62.6–66.6)
 General surgery95734.2(31.1–37.3)18.8(17.2–20.5)67.4(64.3–70.4)61.7(58.5–64.7)
 Ear-nose-throat128244.1(41.4–46.9)23.2(21.0–25.7)64.4(61.7–67.0)56.7(53.9–59.4)
 Trauma surgery172844.5(42.1–46.9)25.6(23.5–27.7)57.3(55.0–59.7)58.9(56.5–61.2)
Gender
 Men366542.6(41.0–44.2)27.9(26.5–29.4)65.3(63.7–66.8)66.0(64.5–67.6)
 Women258633.8(32.0–35.7)11.7(10.5–13.0)66.0(64.1–67.8)53.8(51.8–55.7)
Age in years
 18–34154650.4(47.9–52.9)28.1(25.9–30.5)50.3(47.7–52.8)41.7(39.2–44.2)
 35–49161543.9(41.5–46.4)22.2(20.2–24.3)68.5(66.2–70.7)63.3(60.9–65.7)
 50–64309030.7(29.0–32.2)17.3(16.0–18.7)71.7(70.1–73.3)69.4(67.7–71.0)
School education achieved
 Lowest level135451.0(48.3–53.7)22.3(20.1–24.6)78.1(75.8–80.3)65.7(63.1–68.2)
 Medium level371538.4(36.8–39.9)19.7(18.5–21.1)66.6(65.1–68.1)63.2(61.6–64.8)
 Highest level113726.6(24.0–29.2)24.7(22.2–27.3)47.4(44.5–50.4)48.5(45.5–51.4)
Employment
 Unemployed74952.2(48.6–55.8)28.8(25.6–32.2)75.7(72.5–78.7)62.8(59.2–66.2)
 Employed368037.5(35.9–39.0)22.2(20.8–23.5)61.5(59.9–63.0)61.1(59.5–62.6)
 Other179136.6(34.4–38.9)16.0(14.3–17.7)70.0(67.8–72.1)60.0(57.7–62.3)
  1. Notes: CI = confidence interval, non-overlapping 95% CIs indicate significant differences at p ≤ 0.01