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Table 1 Baseline demographic and behaviour characteristics (N = 325)

From: Results of a cluster randomised controlled trial to reduce risky use of alcohol, alcohol-related HIV risks and improve help-seeking behaviour among safety and security employees in the Western Cape, South Africa

  Intervention group (n = 168) Control group (n = 157) P-value
Women 24 18 0.449
Men 144 138
Mean age 41.78 36.48 0.376
Standard deviation 21-57 21-60
Education    
Grade7-11 10 14 0.398
Grade 12 121 114
Tertiary 33 24
Length of employment    0.949
0-5 years 24 23
5-10 years 79 72
10-15 years 32 32
More than 15 years 32 26
Marital status    0.245
Single 33 39
Married 118 96
Divorced 16 16
Widowed 0 2
Language    0.521
Afrikaans 72 62
English 46 52
Xhosa 35 34
Other 15 9
Past 30 day five or more drinks 112 101 0.254
CAGE scores    0.304
0 (no risk) 69 70
1 19 15
2 12 9
3 10 4
4 3 4
Total 113 102
Hangovers 113 101 0.259
Never 81 66
Less than monthly 20 20
Monthly 8 10
Weekly 4 4
Daily or almost daily 0 1