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Table 1 Sample characteristics by type of drinking attitudes

From: Do health professionals’ attitudes towards alcohol use matter for alcohol prevention efforts? Results from the WIRUS-OHS study

Variables Total Liberal Restrictive p-valuea
Age (M [SD]) 48.9 (10.1) 47.9 (9.8) 50.0 (10.2) 0.06
Gender (n [%]) (n [%]) (n [%]) 0.28
  Male 67 (20.6) 39 (58.2) 28 (41.8)  
  Female 258 (79.4) 131 (50.8) 127 (49.2)  
Experience from OHS work (M [SD]) 12.0 (9.1) 11.4 (9.0) 12.6 (9.1) 0.25
Professional group (n [%]) (n [%]) (n [%]) 0.62
  Physician 42 (12.9) 22 (52.4) 20 (47.6)  
  Psychologist 7 (2.2) 5 (71.4) 2 (28.6)  
  Nurse 123 (37.8) 59 (48.0) 64 (52.0)  
  Occupational therapist 10 (3.1) 7 (70.0) 3 (30.0)  
  Occupational hygienist 27 (8.3) 12 (44.4) 15 (55.6)  
  Nutritionist 1 (0.3) 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0)  
  Physiotherapist 57 (17.5) 32 (56.1) 25 (43.9)  
  Otherb 58 (17.8) 32 (55.2) 26 (44.8)  
Frequency of alcohol-related cases   n (%) n (%) 0.15
  Never 58 (17.8) 34 (58.6) 24 (41.4)  
  Less often than yearly 61 (18.8) 27 (44.3) 34 (55.7)  
  Yearly 41 (12.6) 22 (53.7) 19 (46.3)  
  Less often than monthly 73 (22.5) 46 (63.0) 27 (37.0)  
  Monthly 66 (20.3) 30 (45.5) 36 (54.5)  
  Weekly 26 (8.0) 11 (42.3) 15 (57.7)  
  Daily 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Attitudes towards OHS engagement with primary prevention   n (%) n (%) 0.30
  Less than, or to the same extent as today 190 (58.5) 102 (54.3) 86 (45.7)  
  More than today 135 (41.5) 66 (48.9) 69 (51.1)  
Attitudes towards OHS engagement with secondary prevention   n (%) n (%) 0.67
  Less than, or to the same extent as today 115 (35.4) 60 (53.1) 53 (46.9)  
  More than today 210 (64.6) 108 (51.4) 102 (48.6)  
Attitudes towards OHS engagement with tertiary prevention   n (%) n (%) 0.24
  Less than, or to the same extent as today 187 (57.5) 99 (54.1) 84 (45.9)  
  More than today 138 (42.5) 67 (48.6) 71 (51.4)  
  1. a Statistical tests are Chi Square (categorical variables) and independent t-tests (continuous variables) of the differences between liberal and restrictive groups
  2. bThe ‘other’ category consisted of e.g., medical secretaries, engineers, educationalists/teachers, economists, and social scientists