Table 1. Baseline Characteristics of Patients with Hazardous and Harmful Alcohol Consumption
CharacteristicControl Group (n = 366)Intervention Group (n = 346)P
Age, years (mean ± SD)49.0 (16.0)46.0 (16.6).02*
Household composition
    Lives alone22.218.4
    Lives with partner, children, or both77.881.6.24
Smoking status
    Presence of chronic somatic comorbidity without psychiatric comorbidity70.565.9.28
    Presence of psychiatric comorbidity without chronic somatic comorbidity16.919.7.49
    Presence of both chronic somatic and psychiatric comorbidity12.614.5.59
Attitudes toward alcohol use
    Less alcohol use improves health (yes)84.885.1.91
    Less alcohol use is not enjoyable (yes)
    Less alcohol use complicates relaxing (yes)28.433.3.17
Importance of changing alcohol use
  • Values provided as percentages unless otherwise indicated.

  • * P < .05.