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Table 2 Current drinking status, self-identified prior problem recognition and ‘in recovery’ status of former heavy drinkers in the UK or USA

From: Are former heavy drinkers in the UK less likely to identify as being in recovery compared to those in the USA? A pilot test

  UK (n = 97) USA (n = 53) p
% Current moderate drinker (versus abstinent) 81.4 73.6 0.300
% Lifetime ICD10 alcohol dependence 32.9 35.0 0.841
% Had problem, now no longer do 24.1 56.0 0.001
% Major/very major problem when drinking at heaviest 10.3 32.1 0.002
% In recovery 4.2 21.2 0.003
% Ever in recovery 7.4 30.2 0.001