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Table 2 Comparison of severity of alcohol problems and demographic characteristics in the clinical sample vs. the general population sample from 1990, analyzed by logistic regression, adjusted for age.

From: A cross-sectional study of personality traits in women previously treated or untreated for alcohol use disorders

Variables Clinical sample (n = 115)
  n OR (95% CI) P-values
Severity1 508 1.5 (1.1–1.9) 0.004
Education (< 10 years) 497 1.1 (0.7–1.6) 0.778
Social class2 409 0.6 (0.4–0.9) 0.004
Number of children3 474 1.3 (1.0–1.7) 0.040
Married/cohabiting 495 0.7 (0.5–1.0) 0.049
Separated/single 495 1.3 (0.8–2.0) 0.220
  1. Reference population = general population sample excluding persons with a diagnosis of alcohol use disorders (AUD). OR = odds ratio.
  2. 1. Number of alcohol related symptoms multiplied by the duration of each symptom in years. Three categories are used, 0 points, 1–19 points, and ≥ 20 points.
  3. 2. Three categories are used, lower, middle, and upper class. 3. Three categories are used, no children, one child, and two or more children.