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Table 3 Rate of abstinence during the campaign by demographic characteristics and drinking behaviour

From: Drinking abstinence during a 3-month abstinence campaign in Thailand: weighted analysis of a national representative survey

Characteristic% abstinenceP-value
Gender 0.016*
 Man45.7 
 Woman55.1 
Age (years) 0.341
  ≤ 2051.4 
 21–3045.7 
 31–4545.8 
 46–6051.0 
  > 6060.5 
Religion <  0.001*
 Buddhism48.7 
 Islam11.9 
 Other17.4 
SES index 0.007*
 0 (lowest SES)59.3 
 151.9 
 248.3 
 344.0 
 4 (highest SES)47.7 
Occupation 0.096
 Public employee44.6 
 Business owner44.1 
 Private employee43.1 
 Worker in the informal sector54.9 
 Unemployed/retired60.8 
 Student47.4 
Drinking frequency prior to the campaign <  0.001*
 Weekly27.1 
 Monthly54.1 
 Occasionally63.3 
Type of beverages consumed prior to the campaign
 Spirits40.4<  0.001*
 Beer50.00.186
 Wine37.30.047*
 Ready to drink (RTD)53.50.485
 Thai frappe cocktail28.70.004*
 Locally made alcohol32.4<  0.001*
Perceived harm from alcohol <  0.001*
 Very harmful51.7 
 Little or no harm32.6 
Exposure to campaign media <  0.001*
 No exposure37.8 
 Yes, and forwarding the message to others55.2 
 Yes, but not forwarding the message to others31.1 
Making a public commitment <  0.001*
 Yes68.3 
 No43.7 
 Not available45.6 
  1. Note. *: P-value < 0.05