Table 1

Baseline characteristics stratified by study condition
Variables Control Intervention t/χ2 P-value
N = 196 (%) N = 196 (%)
Socio-demographic variables
Gender (N, % male) 139 (71.3) 144 (73.5) .23 0.629
Age (M, SD) 35.4 (10.5) 36.1 (12.4) -.58 0.560
Education
Grade 7 or less 19 (9.7) 19 (9.7) .05 0.978
Grade 8-11 86 (43.9) 88 (44.9)
Grade 12 or more 91 (46.4) 89 (45.4)
Marital status
Never married 118 (61.5) 123 (64.4) 7.27 0.026
Married/cohabitating 71 (37.0) 56 (29.3)
Separated/divorced/widowed 3 (1.6) 12 (6.3)
Residence (N, % urban) 159 (81.1) 147 (75.8) 1.65 0.199
Main household income
Formal salary 75 (45.7) 77 (43.5) .70 0.874
Contributions of family members or relatives 50 (30.5) 51 (28.8)
Social grants 13 (7.9) 17 (9.6)
No income 26 (15.9) 32 (18.1)
Health variables
Alcohol use (AUDIT score)
AUDIT total (M,SD) 11.3 (3.4) 12.7 (3.4) <0.001
AUDIT (7–15) 167 (85.2) 152 (77.9) 3.43 0.064
AUDIT (16–19) 29 (14.8) 43 (22.1)

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Pengpid et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:644   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-644

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