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Table 5 Treated and untreated women diagnosed with life-time alcohol use disorders (AUD). Personality traits measured with the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP) in a pooled sample (n = 1,339) reported as T-scores (transformed scores with a mean of 50) and 95% confidence intervals (CI).

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

  Women with lifetime AUD Untreated (n = 175) Women with lifetime AUD Treated (n = 42)
  Mean CI Mean CI
Somatic anxiety* 55.5 53.7–57.4 60.3 56.0–64.7
Psychic anxiety 52.0 50.4–53.5 55.0 51.0–59.1
Muscular tension* 53.2 51.4–54.9 57.8 53.5–62.2
Psychastenia 52.2 50.6–53.7 54.8 51.4–58.2
Inhibition of aggression 49.1 47.7–50.6 49.7 46.6–52.8
Impulsiveness 54.6 53.0–56.2 55.2 51.9–58.5
Monotony avoidance 53.2 51.6–54.9 53.0 48.7–57.2
Detachment 51.5 49.9–53.1 51.3 47.8–54.8
Socialization 40.8 38.8–42.7 38.1 33.7–42.4
Social desirability 49.4 48.0–50.9 52.9 48.7–57.0
Verbal aggression 54.1 52.4–55.7 55.9 52.9–58.8
Indirect aggression 53.8 52.4–55.2 54.0 51.2–56.8
Irritability 53.5 51.9–55.2 56.6 53.3–59.8
Guilt** 51.4 49.8–53.0 56.4 53.2–59.5
Suspicion 52.4 50.6–54.1 55.1 51.6–58.7
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, (two sample t-test, df = 215)