Skip to main content

Table 2 Alcohol consumption of persons in bereavement

From: Alcohol use in the first three years of bereavement: a national representative survey

  Bereaved for one year Bereaved for two years Bereaved for three years Non-bereaved-reference category
  Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
AUDIT total score
Mean 4.83 1.29 6.59 0.96 3.72 1.01 3.99 1.11
SD 4.37 2.24 6.95 1.59 3.60 1.34 4.13 1.99
At-risk 18,4% 2,8% 29,8% 1,4% 11,7% 1,0% 12,9% 2,0%
Wald chi-squares 1.433 0.598 11.450 0.347 0.032 0.338   
Odds Ratio 1.445 1.569 2,783*** 0.464 0.930 0.583   
Hazardous alcohol use
Mean 4.88 1.47 5.63 1.24 4.32 1.33 4.45 1.29
SD 3.25 2.02 3.85 2.06 3.34 1.65 3.40 1.95
Wald chi-squares 1.316 1.348 7,871 < 0.001 0.112 1.074   
Odds Ratio 1.27 1.25 1.94** 1.0 0.93 1.23   
Dependence symptoms
Mean 0.24 0.00 0.30 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.10 0.01
SD 0.68 0.00 0.76 0.00 0.11 0.00 0.42 0.15
Wald chi-squares 4.075 < 0.001 11.075 < 0.001 1.811 < 0.001   
Odds Ratio 2.07* 1.00 3.45*** 1.00 0.19 1.00   
Harmful alcohol use
Mean 0.39 0.00 0.40 0.01 0.05 0.01 0.14 0.02
SD 0.86 0.00 1.01 0.09 0.23 0.11 0.50 0.20
Wald chi-squares 10.668 < 0.001 6.385 0.111 0.892 0.072   
Odds Ratio 2.64*** 1.00 2.45* 0.63 0.57 0.78   
  1. Ordinal regression model *: p < 0.05, **: p < 0.01, ***: p < 0.001, df = 1. (Adjusted for age and education).