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Table 1 Baseline characteristics at randomisation

From: The efficacy of a brief intervention in reducing hazardous drinking in working age men in Russia: the HIM (Health for Izhevsk men) individually randomised parallel group exploratory trial

Baseline characteristics* at randomisation Random allocation
  MI N = 221 No MI N = 220
  N (%) N (%)
Age and living situation     
   Age (years)     
30-40 47 (21.3) 48 (21.8)
> 40 < = 50 68 (30.8) 66 (30.0)
51-59 106 (48.0) 106 (48.2)
   Lives alone 4 (1.8) 4 (1.8)
Proxy report (self report* if lives alone) of alcohol drinking    
   Hazardous drinking in the last year 210 (95.0) 204 (92.7)
   Surrogates in the last year 47 (21.3) 42 (19.1)
   Zapoi in the last year 70 (31.7) 64 (29.2)
   Hangover/excessive alcohol/bed clothed twice or more per week on average over past year 33 (14.9) 28 (12.7)
   Average weekly consumption of ethanol over past year > 250 ml 170 (76.9) 162 (73.6)
Self report of alcohol drinking     
   Hazardous drinking in the last year 157 (71.0) 159 (72.3)
   Surrogates in the last year 32 (14.5) 29 (13.2)
   Zapoi in the last year 35 (16.0) 41 (18.7)
   Hangover/excessive alcohol/bed clothed twice or more per week on average over past year 8 (3.6) 9 (4.1)
   Average weekly consumption of ethanol over past year > 250 ml 124 (56.1) 127 (57.7)
   AUDIT Score **     
Level 1 64 (35.8) 44 (24.3)
Level 2 67 (37.4) 89 (48.9)
Level 3 24 (13.4) 21 (11.5)
Level 4 24 (13.4) 28 (15.5)
Missing 41   39  
  1. * Based on proxy report, if available; otherwise self report. Of the allocated to the MI (intervention arm) 17/221 were allocated based on self-report. The corresponding figures for the non-MI (control arm) were 15/220.
  2. ** Intervention recommended for AUDIT scores
  3. Level 1; Alcohol Education
  4. Level 2: Simple Advice
  5. Level 3: Simple Advice plus Brief Counselling and Continued Monitoring
  6. Level 4: Referral to Specialist for Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment