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Table 2 Socio-demographic and addiction data by place of recruitment

From: Validation of the French version of the alcohol, smoking and substance involvement screening test (ASSIST) in the elderly

  Total Community medicine (n = 42) General psychiatry (n = 58) p-value*
Mean age in years (± DS) 77.8 (7.5) 81.2 (6.3) 75.4 (7.4) <0.0005
Gender, n (%)     0.09
- male 28 19 34.5  
- female 72 81 65.5  
Civil status, n(%)     1
- married 38 38.1 37.9  
- single/divorced/separated/widow 62 61.9 62.1  
Nationality, n (%)     0.002
- Swiss 75 88.1 60.3  
- other 25 11.9 39.7  
Higher school grade, n (%)     0.7
- elementary school 39 35.7 41.4  
- apprenticeship 21 19 22.4  
- secondary school and higher 40 45.2 36.2  
Mean AUDIT score (± DS) 2.9 (4.8) 3.3 (5.1) 2.7 (4.6) 0.5
Mean ASSIST score (± DS)     
- tobacco 2.3 (5.3) 2.4 (6) 2.2 (4.9) 0.8
- alcohol 3.7 (5.3) 4.3 (6.4) 3.3 (4.4) 0.4
- Cannabis 0. (0) 0 0  
- Cocaine 0. (0) 0 0  
- ATS 0. (0) 0 0  
- Inhalants 0. (0) 0 0  
- Sedatives 0.2 (1.1) 0.3 (1.6) 0.05 (0.4) 0.2
- Hallucinogens 0. (0) 0 0  
- opioids 0. (0) 0 0  
  1. *Obtained by Student t-test or chi-square test/Fisher exact test respectively.