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Table 3 AUDIT change according to the number of counselling sessions at the Alcohol Helpline, by gender

From: An evaluation of long-term changes in alcohol use and alcohol problems among clients of the Swedish National Alcohol Helpline

  Total sample (n = 188) Excluding those who were abstinent at follow-up (n = 168)
Total sample Odds ratio§ 95% CI Odds ratio§ 95% CI
AUDIT score at baseline (continuous) 0.89 0.85-0.93*** 0.86 0.82-0.90***
Number of sessions (1 session as reference)     
2-3 sessions 1.66 0.86-3.23 1.90 0.92-3.93
4 or more sessions 1.38 0.72-2.66 1.87 0.92-3.78
Nagelkerke R 2 15.2%   23.5%  
Men (n = 114)   (n = 102)  
AUDIT score at baseline (continuous) 0.86 0.81-0.91*** 0.84 0.78-0.90***
Number of sessions (1 session as reference)     
2-3 sessions 1.08 0.45-2.58 1.29 0.49-3.39
4 or more sessions 0.76 0.32-1.79 1.14 0.45-2.86
Nagelkerke R 2 21.3%   26.8%  
Women (n = 74)   (n = 66)  
AUDIT score at baseline (continuous) 0.91 0.84-0.97** 0.86 0.79-0.94***
Number of sessions (1 session as reference)     
2-3 sessions 2.73 0.96-7.78 3.04 0.98-9.37
4 or more sessions 2.71 0.94-7.82 3.36 1.06-10.67*
Nagelkerke R 2 13.6%   24.2%  
  1. §Odds ratios indicate the odds of having an alcohol use pattern corresponding a lower AUDIT zone at follow-up, indicating a lower alcohol use or alcohol problems.
  2. *Significant at p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.