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Table 4 Delivery of brief intervention and factors associated with delivery among adult medicine patients who screened positive for unhealthy drinking at an urban academic Federally Qualified Health Center (n = 225 patients)

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

Characteristic Received brief intervention, n (%) Adjusted odds ratio, 95% CI p Adjusted difference in percent screened, % (95% CI)a
All 122 (54.2)
Ageb   1.07 (0.87–1.32) 0.53 1.6 (− 3.4 to 6.6)
 18–29 years 46 (59.0)    
 30–49 43 (46.2)    
 50–64 27 (58.7)    
 ≥ 65 6 (75.0)    
Sex
 Male 73 (52.5) Ref.   Ref.
 Female 49 (57.0) 1.24 (0.69–2.21) 0.47 5.0 (− 8.6 to 18.5)
Language
 English 111 (56.9) Ref.   Ref.
 Spanish or French 11 (36.7) 0.42 (0.18–0.97) 0.04 − 20.3 (− 38.9 to − 1.7)
Visit type
 New patient 84 (56.8) Ref.   Ref.
 Established patient or urgent care/walk-in 38 (49.4) 0.75 (0.42–1.32) 0.33 − 6.7 (− 19.9 to 6.6)
 AUDIT-C score 1.24 (1.04–1.47) 0.01 5.1 (1.2–8.9)
Chronic medical or mental health condition
 No 82 (53.3) Ref.   Ref.
 Yes 40 (56.3) 1.01 (0.56–1.84) 0.96 0.3 (− 13.6 to 14.3)
  1. Defined as an AUDIT-C score of ≥ 4
  2. aRefers to the absolute difference in the probability of receiving a brief intervention, 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