Variable n %
Sex – male 153 87.4
Age – years* 41.6 ± 8.7
Ethnicity – white 107 61.1
Inpatient 87 50.0
Marital status – with partner 69 39.4
Primary and high school education 117 67.2
Employed 62 35.6
Years of alcohol use (3 times a week or more)** 14 5–23
Years of alcohol abuse (5 or more drinks/day)** 10 4–20
Number of treatments for drugs or alcohol use** 1 0–3
Number of days of alcohol use (last 30 days)** 20 6–30
Daily drinking (last 6 months) 110 62.9
Number of days of binge drinking – 5 (men) or 4 (women) drinks/day (last 30 days)** 15 3–29
Extremely worried about alcohol use 86 49.1
Reported the need for total alcohol abstinence 143 81.7
Number of days of marijuana use (last 30 days)** 2.0 0–10
Number of days of sedative use (last 30 days)** 2.5 0–20
Number of days of cocaine use (last 30 days)** 3.0 0–10
* Mean and standard deviation
** Median and interquartile range
Table 1: Sample characteristics of the 174 alcohol misusers.