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Table 2 Disorder-related characteristics by age, gender and early- or late-onset for patients in outpatient and inpatient treatment

From: Older adults in treatment for alcohol use disorders: service utilisation, patient characteristics and treatment outcomes

  Outpatient treatment Inpatient treatment
59a 60 + 60 +
male
60 +
female
60 +
earlyb
60+
latec
59a 60 + 60 +
male
60 +
female
60 +
earlyb
60+
latec
Abstinence at treatment entry (%) 39.3 39.2 39.3 40.0 35.6 64.8 63.4 67.5 59.1 59.7
Age at onset of the AUD (mean) 40.3 38.5 43.4 29.8 54.3 40.1 38.2 43.8 28.3 55.2
Duration of the AUD (mean) 24.6 26.0 22.1 34.2 11.4 24.5 25.9 21.4 35.4 10.1
Comorbid substance use disorders (%)
 Tobacco 28.2 16.3 17.3 15.0 22.5 17.2 69.4 46.4 50.5 38.3 54.7 44.1
 Opioids 2.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.3 4.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.6 0.5
 Cannabis 7.9 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.6 15.5 1.0 1.3 0.4 1.5 0.4
 Cocaine 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 5.1 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.3
 Stimulants 4.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 9.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1
 Hallucinogens 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0
 Sedatives 1.6 1.6 1.1 2.4 1.7 1.9 4.0 4.1 2.7 6.9 4.6 4.6
 Others 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0
Comorbid mental disorders (%) 5.3 8.8 8.7 17.4 14.7 17.3 50.4 42.1 35.3 56.0 47.1 49.3
  1. Definitions: a 59 = sample of patients with an AUD in the German addiction care system under 60 years old; bearly = early-onset of the AUD (≤45 years); clate = late-onset of the AUD (≥45 years)