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Table 2 Risky alcohol use practices among municipal safety and security staff****

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

Risky use of alcohol outcomes Group* Baseline 3-month follow-up F-statistic P-value
N Mean SE 95% CI N Mean SE 95% CI   
Binge drinking (Days having 5 or more drinks in past 30 days) I 136 0.070 (2.1 days)** 0.010 0.053-0.093 75 0.045 (1.4 days)** 0.007 0.033-0.062 F(1,117) =25.16 P < 0.0001
C 121 0.052 (1.6 days)** 0.008 0.038-0.071 63 0.070 (2.1 days)** 0.012 0.050-0.097
Going to work with a hangover*** I 136 0.233 0.041 0.161-0.324 75 0.129 0.041 0.067-0.234 F(1,117) =0.24 P = 0.626
C 121 0.276 0.047 0.193-0.379 63 0.198 0.055 0.111-0.333
Calling in sick as a result of a hangover*** I 136 0.095 0.029 0.051-0.169 75 0.046 0.023 0.017-0.121 F(1,117) =0.01 P = 0.905
C 121 0.111 0.033 0.061-0.194 63 0.060 0.029 0.022-0.152
CAGE I 136 0.177 0.035 0.118-0257 75 0.099 0.035 0.048-0.194 (F1,117) =0.08 P = 0.773
C 121 0.136 0.033 0.082-0.215 63 0.089 0.037 0.038-0.193
  1. *I = Intervention; C = Control.
  2. **Corresponding reduction in days. Variable analysed as a count variable.
  3. ***Hangover variables showed no group × time effect but significant time effects (see Results section).
  4. Bold interface signifies significant group × time effect.
  5. ****Of those who consume alcohol.