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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of alcohol consumption among individuals experiencing absolute homelessness

From: Non-beverage alcohol consumption among individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in Edmonton, Canada: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total sample
Beverage alcohol consumption (n = 150); n (%)
 Yes 132 (88)
 No 18 (12)
Frequency of beverage alcohol consumption (n = 132); n (%)
 Once a month or less 34 (22.7)
 Two to four times a month 15 (10)
 Two to three times a week 12 (8)
 Four or more times a week 70 (46.7)
Number of drinks on a typical day (n = 131); n (%)
 1 or 2 25 (16.7)
 3 or 4 12 (8)
 5 or 6 17 (11.3)
 7 or 9 13 (8.7)
 10 or more 64 (42.7)
Frequency of 5 drinks or more (n = 131); n (%)
 Never 16 (10.7)
 Less than monthly 20 (13.3)
 Monthly 17 (11.3)
 Weekly 11 (7.3)
 Daily or almost daily 67 (44.7)
NBA consumption (n = 149); n (%)
 Yes 36 (24)
 No 113 (76)
Frequency of NBA consumption (n = 36); n (%)
 Once a month or less 13 (36.1)
 2–4 times a month 7 (19.4)
 2–3 times a week 3 (8.3)
 4 or more times a week 13 (36.1)
Number of NBA drinks on a typical day (n = 27); mean (IQR) 2.5 (3)
Most NBA drinks on a typical day (n = 27); mean (IQR) 4 (11)
Physical violence after drinking (n = 111); n (%)
 Yes, in last 6 months 41 (36.9)
 Yes, but not in last 6 months 18 (16.2)
 No 52 (46.8)