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Table 3 Treatment-related characteristics and treatment outcomes 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+
lateb
59a 60 + 60 +
male
60 +
female
60 +
earlyb
60+
latec
First treatment (%) 33.1 31.0 32.3 28.9 25.4 36.7 9.8 8.5 9.0 7.3 8.4 9.9
Referral from (%)             
 Self 39.8 40.1 39.7 40.8 43.9 36.6 1.8 2.9 2.7 3.2 2.0 4.1
 Family 7.1 11.9 10.9 13.9 10.4 13.5 1.3 1.8 1.8 1.7 0.5 2.0
 Doctor/Therapist 4.7 7.3 7.2 7.4 5.9 9.3 1.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.1 3.9
 General hospital 12.4 16.2 15.9 16.7 15.2 16.5 19.3 22.3 21.5 24.1 19.5 27.5
 Counselling 3.2 3.5 3.1 3.9 3.5 3.9 59.9 59.4 60.4 57.1 67.0 55.0
 Rehabilitation 7.0 6.8 6.5 7.2 7.3 7.7 5.9 1.9 1.8 2.2 1.4 1.3
 Nursing home 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
 Others 25.8 14.1 16.6 10.0 13.6 12.5 10.6 8.5 8.4 8.5 7.4 6.2
Abstinence at discharge (%) 68.4 69.0 67.5 68.8 67.2 94.5 94.1 95.2 93.4 94.3
Treatment Termination regular (%) 67.3 77.5 77.7 77.4 77.5 79.3 84.5 90.0 89.5 90.9 90.7 90.3
Treatment outcome assessment positive (%) 67.6 74.6 74.5 74.8 73.6 76.7 83.8 89.3 89.4 88.8 89.7 90.1
  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)