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Table 2 Occurrence of multiple health risk factors and of each behavioral health risk factor profile in the total sample and stratified by medical department

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

Health risk factor(s)Total
(n = 6251)
Internal medicine
(n = 2284)
General surgery
(n = 957)
Ear-nose-throat
(n = 1282)
Trauma surgery
(n = 1728)
Mean number (standard deviation)1.9(1.0)1.9(0.9)1.8(0.9)1.9(1.0)1.9(1.0)
 %(95% CI)%(95% CI)%(95% CI)%(95% CI)%(95% CI)
Multiple, ≥265.7(64.5–66.9)67.4(65.5–69.3)64.6(61.5–67.6)65.5(62.8–68.1)64.2(61.9–66.5)
Profile
 no health risk factor7.8(7.1–8.5)5.7(4.8–6.7)8.7(7.0–10.6)8.3(6.9–10.0)9.6(8.3–11.1)
 smoking (only)3.7(3.3–4.2)2.4(1.8–3.1)3.2(2.2–4.6)4.7(3.6–6.0)5.0(4.1–6.2)
 alcohol (only)1.4(1.2–1.8)0.8(0.5–1.30)1.6(0.9–2.6)1.8(1.1–2.7)1.9(1.32–2.7)
 overweight (only)11.6(10.8–12.4)12.7(11.4–14.2)11.4(9.4–13.6)9.8(8.3–11.6)11.5(10.0–13.1)
 inactivity (only)9.8(9.0–10.5)10.9(9.7–12.3)10.6(8.7–12.7)9.8(8.3–11.6)7.7(6.5–9.1)
 smoking plus alcohol1.9(1.6–2.3)1.0(0.6–1.51)0.9(0.4–1.8)2.3(1.52–3.2)3.3(2.5–4.3)
 smoking plus overweight4.0(3.5–4.5)2.8(2.1–3.5)3.6(2.5–4.9)4.4(3.4–5.7)5.6(4.6–6.8)
 smoking plus inactivity8.8(8.1–9.5)8.7(7.5–9.9)8.5(6.8–10.4)10.5(8.9–12.3)7.9(6.6–9.2)
 alcohol plus overweight2.5(2.1–2.9)2.1(1.6–2.8)2.0(1.2–3.1)2.5(1.7–3.5)3.2(2.4–4.1)
 alcohol plus inactivity1.4(1.1–1.7)1.6(1.1–2.2)1.8(1.0–2.8)1.2(0.7–2.0)1.0(0.6–1.6)
 overweight plus inactivity22.4(21.4–23.4)27.6(25.8–29.5)27.0(24.2–29.9)18.2(16.1–20.4)16.0(14.3–17.8)
 smoking plus alcohol plus overweight1.5(1.2–1.9)0.7(0.4–1.2)1.3(0.6–2.2)1.8(1.1–2.7)2.5(1.8–3.3)
 smoking plus alcohol plus inactivity4.3(3.8–4.8)4.3(3.5–5.2)3.1(2.1–4.4)4.6(3.5–5.9)4.7(3.8–5.9)
 smoking plus overweight plus inactivity10.7(10.0–11.5)10.4(9.2–11.7)10.8(8.9–12.9)10.9(9.2–12.8)11.1(9.6–12.6)
 alcohol plus overweight plus inactivity4.2(3.8–4.8)4.6(3.8–5.5)2.9(2.0–4.2)4.1(3.1–5.4)4.6(3.6–5.7)
 all four health risk factors4.0(3.5–4.5)3.6(2.9–4.5)2.8(1.9–4.1)4.9(3.8–6.2)4.4(3.5–5.5)
  1. Notes: CI = confidence interval, non-overlapping 95% CIs indicate significant differences at p ≤ 0.01