Table 2

Univariate association between club alcohol management practices and characteristics and at-risk alcohol consumption by club members
Variable Members who consumed ‘5 or more drinks’ at least once a month at the club n (%) p-value
Hold a liquor licence p=0.411
  Yes 300 (28.4%)
  No 66 (23.8%)
Type of liquor licence p=0.572
  Limited licence-single function 6 (40.0%)
  Limited licence- multiple function 242 (28.2%)
  Function licence 12 (17.6%)
Written alcohol management policy p=0.843
  Yes 140 (26.9%)
  No 222 (27.9%)
Sponsors who make, distribute or sell alcohol p=0.382
  Yes 316 (28.0%)
  No 50 (24.2%)
Alcohol received from sponsors p=0.248
  Yes 67 (34.0%)
  No 299 (26.3%)
Staff trained in responsible service of alcohol 231 (27.8%) p=0.783
  All staff trained 130 (26.5%)
  Less than all staff trained
Staff consumption of alcohol while on duty p=0.027
  Never 183 (23.6%)
  Rarely/sometimes/usually/always 183 (32.7%)
Availability of low-alcohol options p=0.008
  Yes 341 (26.7%)
  No 25 (42.4%)
Pricing of full strength and low alcohol drinks p=0.758
  Full strength most expensive 258 (26.4%)
  Priced the same or low alcohol most expensive 69 (28.2%)
Availability of food when alcohol served p=0.947
  Yes 360 (27.4%)
  No 6 (27.3%)
Allow intoxicated people to enter club p<0.001
  Yes 298 (31.8%)
  No 68 (17.1%)
Service of alcohol to intoxicated people p<0.001
  Yes 321 (31.7%)
  No 45 (13.9%)
Discounted drinks for a defined period of time p<0.001
(‘Happy hour’ promotions)
  Yes 17 (43.6%)
  No 345 (27.0%)
Other discounted/cheap drink promotions p=0.374
  Yes 17 (34.7%)
  No 345 (27.2%)
Drinking competitions p=0.003
  Yes 98 (40.0%)
  No 264 (24.6%)
All you can drink promotions p=0.071
  Yes 37 (38.1%)
  No 325 (26.6%)
Alcohol-only awards or prizes p=0.016
  Yes 108 (37.5%)
  No 254 (24.7%)
Vouchers for free alcoholic drinks p=0.216
  Yes 51 (34.5%)
  No 311 (26.6%)
Football code p=0.001
  Soccer/association football 55 (17.9%)
  Rugby League 103 (25.1%)
  Australian Rules 58 (25.8%)
  Rugby Union 150 (38.2%)
Number of players p=0.008
  Less than 150 181 (34.0%)
  150 or more 185 (23.0%)
Geographical location p=0.288
  Major cities 306 (27.3%)
  Inner regional 27 (20.0%)
  Outer regional 33 (40.7%)

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Kingsland et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:762   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-762

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