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Table 2 Primary outcome. Change in risk category in both groups at 6 months follow-up

From: A Health Technician-delivered Brief Intervention linked to AUDIT for reduction of alcohol use in Chilean primary care: a randomized controlled trial

  Maintained or increased risk Lowered risk Odds Ratio Adjusted*
Odds Ratio
Adjusted* confidence interval** Adjusted*
p value
Brief intervention + leaflet (n = 149) 30 119 0.62 0.60 [0.34, 1.05] 0.07
Leaflet (n = 145) 42 103
  1. Primary outcome : C hange in AUDIT risk category (0 – 7 low-risk, 8 – 15 intermediate-risk, 16 – 40 high risk)
  2. * Mixed-effects linear model that adjusted for age, sex, and educational level as fixed-effect predictors, and health center as a random-effect variable. ** 95% confidence interval
  3. AUDIT: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test