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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Conversations about alcohol in healthcare – cross-sectional surveys in the Netherlands and Sweden

VariablesCountryp-value
SwedenNetherlands
Sex(n = 2996)(n = 2173)0.013
 Man1501 (50.1%)1015 (46.7%) 
 Women1495 (49.9%)1158 (53.3%) 
Age(n = 3000)(n = 2173)< 0.001
 Mean age (SD)40.6 (13.4%)52.6 (17.9) 
  < 29 years851 (28.4%)316 (14.5%) 
 30–39 years604 (20.1%)259 (11.9%) 
 40–49 years630 (21.0%)296 (13.6%) 
 50–59 years591 (19.7%)390 (17.9%) 
 60+ years324 (10.8%)912 (42.0%) 
Education(n = 3000)(n = 2173)< 0.001
 Basic141 (4.7%)94 (4.3%) 
 Secondary school1392 (46.4%)689 (31.7%) 
 Post-secondary education1467 (48.9%)1311 (60.3%) 
 Other0 (0.0%)79 (3.6%) 
Occupation(n = 2999)(n = 2173)< 0.0010
 Employed2227 (74.2%)1025 (47.2%) 
 Student359 (12.0%)179 (8.2%) 
 Unemployed98 (3.3%)64 (2.9%) 
 Sick-listed82 (2.7%)72 (3.3%) 
 Retired142 (4.7%)567 (26.1%) 
 Other91 (3.0%)266 (12.2%) 
Marital status(n = 3000)(n = 2173)< 0.001
 Married/living together1897 (63.2%)1486 (68.4%) 
 Single or living apart1103 (36.8%)619 (28.5%) 
 Other0 (0.0%)68 (3.1%) 
Healthcare visits in the last 12 months(n = 3000)(n = 2171)< 0.001
 2 or more visits1113 (37.1%)1095 (50.4%) 
 1 visit930 (31.0%)482 (22.2%) 
 No visit957 (31.9%)594 (27.3%) 
Conversations about alcohol in healthcare in the last 12 months(n = 2043)(n = 1577)< 0.001
 2 or more conversations120 (5.9%)99 (6.3%) 
 1 conversation416 (20.4%)198 (12.6) 
 No conversation1507 (73.8%)1280 (81.2%) 
Conversations about alcohol in healthcare in the last 12 months & reported a positive effect(n = 423)(n = 263)< 0.001
 1, 2 or more conversations and effect322 (76.1%)150 (57.0%) 
 1, 2 or more conversations and no effect101 (23.9%)113 (43.0%) 
Drinking categories(n = 2996)(n = 2172)< 0.001
 Abstainers284 (9.5%)352 (16.2%) 
 Moderate drinkers1865 (62.2%)1174 (54.0%) 
 Risky drinkers847 (28.2%)646 (29.7%)