Table 1

Characteristics of Study Population

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


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).

Seale et al. BMC Family Practice 2010 11:18   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-18

Open Data