Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics and variables related to alcohol consumption of the sample (N = 85)

Topiramate group

(N = 30)

Control group*

(N = 55)


Mean age, years (± SD)

43.8 ± 8.1

46.3 ± 11.0


Sex (M, F)

M: 27, F: 3

M: 48, F: 7


Family status (S, M, D)

S: 8, M: 16, D: 6

S: 10, M: 33, D: 12


Socioeconomic status (H, M, L)

H: 1, M: 25, L: 4

H: 2, M: 39, L: 14


Educational years

7.6 ± 3.1

8.3 ± 3.8


Age at onset, years (± SD)

24.1 ± 6.2

27.3 ± 9.6


Mean alcohol consumption (gr/day)

272 ± 115

284 ± 140


Mean (CIWA-Ar) during the first week

26.1 ± 6.7

25.7 ± 6.3


M, Male; F, Female; S, Single; M, Married; D, Divorced/separated/widowed; H, High; M, Middle; L, Low. CIWA-Ar, Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol, Revised

*All comparisons between groups were non-significant.

Paparrigopoulos et al. BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:41   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-41

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