Table 1

Characteristics of the study population
Men (N = 2699) Women (N = 3801)
N % N %
Strong alcohol consumption in past12 months
  Has not drunk 399 14.8 1345 35.4
  A few times a month or less 1878 69.6 2357 62.0
  At least a few times a week 422 15.6 99 2.6
Wine consumption in past 12 months
  Has not drunk 1223 45.3 988 26.0
  A few times a month or less 1281 47.5 2520 66.3
  At least a few times a week 195 7.2 293 7.7
Beer consumption in past 12 months
  Has not drunk 640 23.7 2214 58.3
  A few times a month or less 930 34.5 1313 34.5
  At least a few times a week 1129 41.8 274 7.2
Light alcoholic drinks consumption in past 12 months
  Has not drunk 1780 66.0 2092 55.0
  A few times a month or less 763 28.2 1528 40.2
  At least a few times a week 156 5.8 181 4.8
Smoking
  Has never smoked 607 22.5 1976 52.0
  Has smoked in the past 771 28.6 791 20.8
  Current smoker 1321 48.9 1034 27.2
BMI
  Normal weight (18.5–24.99) 1090 40.4 1863 49.0
  Underweight (<18.50) 19 0.7 100 2.6
  Overweight (25–29.99) 1103 40.9 1114 29.3
  Obesity (≥30) 487 18.0 724 19.1
General practitioner
  No 941 34.9 973 25.6
  Yes 1758 65.1 2828 74.4
Specialized care
  No 1754 65.0 1702 44.8
  Yes 945 35.0 2099 55.2
Hospitalization
  No 2416 89.5 3387 89.1
  Yes 283 10.5 414 10.9
Ambulance calls
  No 2517 93.3 3551 93.4
  Yes 182 6.7 250 6.6
Education
  University 559 20.7 1091 28.7
  Upper secondary 1699 63.0 2347 61.7
  Lower secondary 441 16.3 363 9.6
Household income
  Higher 1/3 873 32.4 977 25.7
  Mid 1/3 1005 37.2 1515 40.0
  Lower 1/3 821 30.4 1309 34.3
Ethnicity
  Estonians 1906 70.6 2619 68.9
  Russians 644 23.9 960 25.3
  Other 149 5.5 222 5.8
Age group
  25-29 333 12.3 422 11.1
  30-34 355 13.2 485 12.8
  35-39 312 11.6 450 11.8
  40-44 354 13.1 455 12.0
  45-49 338 12.5 514 13.5
  50-54 360 13.3 508 13.4
  55-59 314 11.6 495 13.0
  60-64 333 12.4 472 12.4

Vals et al.

Vals et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:772   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-772

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