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Table 5 Comparison of patients with and without psychiatric comorbidity in relation with alcohol dependence characteristics

From: The prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity and its relationship to the severity of alcohol dependence in the population of rural south India

Alcohol dependence characteristics Psychiatric comorbidity Total p value
Absent Present
67 33
Age of initiation (years) Mean 20.63 17.30 0.581
Standard deviation 4.661 4.959
Duration of drinking 0–10 years 7 6 13 0.033
11–20 years 32 8 40
21–30 years 12 11 23
31–40 years 11 2 13
41–50 years 5 6 11
Frequency of abstinence 0 times 11 6 17 0.386 (N.S)
1–2 times 45 18 63
3–5 times 11 9 20
Duration of abstinence 0 months 12 6 18 0.995 (N.S)
1–2 months 21 10 31
3–12 months 27 13 40
> 12 months 7 4 11
  1. The above table is showing that the duration of drinking was significantly associated with the presence of psychiatric comorbidity