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Table 1 Characteristics of Study Population

From: Impact of vital signs screening & clinician prompting on alcohol and tobacco screening and intervention rates: a pre-post intervention comparison

  Men   Women  
  White Black p White Black p
  (n = 189) (n = 92)   (n = 189) (n = 146)  
Age, in years       
   Mean (SD) 42.7 (14.3) 41.0 (12.6) .388 40.4 (13.5) 40.5 (11.8) .992
   Median 42 41.5   40 41  
Alcohol misuse 45.2% 31.5% .029 29.6% 30.8% .814
Tobacco abuse 41.8% 33.0% .156 39.2% 37.7% .782
  1. Notes: Alcohol misuse is defined as at-risk drinking (consumption of more than 3 drinks in 1 day or 7 in 1 week for women, and more than 4 in 1 day or 14 in 1 week for men) and/or presence of a DSM-4 alcohol-use disorder (alcohol abuse and/or alcohol dependence).