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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 517)

From: Feasibility of a computer-assisted alcohol SBIRT program in an urban emergency department: patient and research staff perspectives

  n (%)
Sex (male) 191 (37)
Race/ethnicity
  Hispanic 321 (62)
  Caucasian 35 (7)
  African American 154 (30)
  multiracial/other 11 (2)
Highest grade completed:
  elementary 25 (5)
  some high school 102 (20)
  high school or GED 156 (30)
  some college or above 225 (44)
  unknown 9 (1)
Employment:
  full time 266 (52)
  part time 44 (9)
  unemployed 134 (26)
  disabled/retired/student/unknown 73 (13)
Computer experience:
  daily users 260 (50)
  use few times per week 111 (22)
  rarely use a computer 105 (20)
  never uses computer 33 (6)
  unknown/missing 8 (2)
Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage level*
  ≤2 49 (10)
  ≥3 436 (86)
  unknown 32 (6)
Reason for visit category:
  pain 324 (63)
  injury/accident 42 (8)
  illness 68 (13)
  other 79 (15)
  1. *Score reflects acuity of patient’s chief compliant where higher numbers indicate lower acuity [23].
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