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Table 5 Counselling interventions delivered by health professionals to reduce or abstain from alcohol use according to the training received on this subject

From: Training health providers to address unhealthy alcohol use in primary care: a cross-sectional, multicenter study

Counselling interventions to reduce/abstain from alcohol use Training received on alcohol prevention  
None
n (%)
Basic
n (%)
Medium/Advanced
n (%)
p*
Counselling to reduce alcohol use**     < 0.001
 0% 24 (2.0) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2)  
 1–9% 151 (12.8) 36 (7.0) 3 (5.5)  
 10–34% 239 (20.3) 94 (18.3) 12 (21.8)  
 35–64% 275 (23.3) 108 (21.0) 8 (14.5)  
 65–90% 287 (24.4) 149 (28.9) 17 (30.9)  
 91–100% 202 (17.7) 127 (24.7) 14 (25.5)  
Counselling pregnant women to abstain from alcohol use**     < 0.001
 0% 57 (4.8) 7 (1.4) 0 (0.0)  
 1–9 107 (9.1) 27 (5.2) 5 (9.1)  
 10–34% 91 (7.7) 52 (10.1) 4 (7.3)  
 35–64% 74 (6.3) 42 (8.2) 3 (5.5)  
 65–90% 156 (13.2) 76 (13.2) 5 (9.1)  
 91–100% 693 (58.8) 311 (60.4) 38 (69.1)  
Counselling operators of machinery, and motor vehicle drivers, to abstain from alcohol use**     < 0.001
 0% 88 (7.5) 16 (3.1) 0 (0)  
 1–9% 188 (16.0) 49 (9.5) 11 (20.0)  
 10–34% 167 (14.2) 80 (15.5) 3 (5.5)  
 35–64% 146 (12.4) 90 (17.5) 10 (18.2)  
 65–90% 233 (19.8) 100 (19.4) 10 (18.2)  
 91–100% 355 (30.2) 180 (35.0) 21 (38.2)  
  1. *The p values were obtained using the Chi-square test
  2. **Estimated percentage of patients for whom the primary care practitioner provided that activity