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Table 3 AUDIT scores and AUDIT-C questions, n (%)

From: Involvement of alcohol in injury cases in rural Sri Lanka: prevalence and associated factors among in-patients in three primary care hospitals

Measure Category Total (n = 883)  < 10 mg/dL (n = 755)  ≥ 10 mg/dL (n = 128) X2 p-value
AUDIT score, mediana (IQR) 8 (4–14) 6 (4–9) 15 (11–19)  < 0.001
AUDIT categories 0–7 666 (75.5) 652 (86.3) 14 (11.0)    < 0.001
8–15 146 (16.5) 88 (11.7) 58 (45.3)   
16–19 37 (4.2) 5 (0.7) 32 (25.0)   
 ≥ 20 34 (3.9) 10 (1.3) 24 (18.8)   
Frequency Never 502 (56.9) 500 (6.2) 2 (1.6) 398.5  < 0.001
Monthly or less 181 (20.5) 159 (21.1) 22 (17.2)   
2–4 times/month 96 (10.9) 60 (7.9) 36 (28.1)   
2–3 times/week 66 (7.5) 28 (3.7) 38 (29.7)   
 ≥ 4 times/week 38 (4.3) 8 (1.1) 30 (23.4)   
Quantity 0–2 526 (59.6) 522 (69.1) 4 (3.1) 49.7  < 0.001
3–4 95 (10.8) 79 (10.5) 16 (12.5)   
5–6 172 (19.5) 115 (15.2) 57 (44.5)   
7–9 59 (6.7) 28 (3.7) 31 (24.2)   
 ≥ 10 31 (3.5) 11 (1.5) 20 (15.6)   
Binge drinking Never 654 (74.1) 618 (81.9) 36 (28.1) 55.0  < 0.001
Less than monthly 121 (13.7) 90 (11.9) 31 (24.2)   
Monthly 40 (4.5) 23 (3.0) 17 (13.3)   
Weekly 43 (4.9) 20 (2.6) 23 (18.0)   
Daily or almost daily 25 (2.8) 4 (0.5) 21 (16.4)   
  1. aMean AUDIT score among drinkers (n = 396), differences between groups tested with Mann Whitney U test