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Table 3 Factors associated with screening positive for unhealthy drinking among adult medicine patients who were screened at an urban academic Federally Qualified Health Center (n = 4212 patients)

From: Delivery of screening and brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use in an urban academic Federally Qualified Health Center

Characteristic Screened positive, n (%) Adjusted odds ratio, 95% CI p Adjusted difference in percent screened, % (95% CI)a
All 225 (5.3)
Ageb   0.79 (0.71–0.87) < 0.001 − 1.2 (− 1.7 to − 6.8)
 18–29 years 78 (7.6)    
 30–49 93 (6.2)    
 50–64 46 (4.3)    
 ≥ 65 8 (1.3)    
Sex
 Male 139 (9.4) Ref.   Ref.
 Female 86 (3.2) 0.32 (0.24–0.42) < 0.001 − 5.9 (− 7.5 to − 4.4)
Language
 English 195 (6.4) Ref.   Ref.
 Spanish or French 30 (2.6) 0.50 (0.33–0.75) 0.001 − 2.9 (− 4.2 to − 1.5)
Visit type
 New patient 148 (7.7) Ref.   Ref.
 Established patient or urgent care/walk-in 77 (3.4) 0.53 (0.40–0.71) < 0.001 − 3.0 (− 4.4 to − 1.6)
Chronic medical or mental health condition
 No 154 (5.7) Ref.   Ref.
 Yes 71 (4.7) 1.24 (0.91–1.70) 0.18 1.1 (− 0.05 to 2.7)
  1. Defined as an AUDIT-C score of ≥ 4
  2. aRefers to the absolute difference in the probability of screening positive, adjusting for all variables
  3. bAge categories used for descriptive statistics, age used as a continuous variable in regression models with a 1-unit change representing 10 years