Table 1

Baseline characteristics

ItemFacilitated access n=346Face-to-face n=415
Male (%)214 (62.0)255 (61.9)
Marital status (%)
 Single95 (27.9)116 (28.4)
 Married208 (61.0)247 (60.4)
 Separated28 (8.2)36 (8.8)
 Widowed10 (2.9)10 (2.4)
Ethnicity (%)
 Bengali1 (0.3)1 (0.25)
 Indian1 (0.3)2 (0.5)
 Italian328 (98.2)391 (97.8)
 North African0 (0)1 (0.25)
 Mixed race1 (0.3)1 (0.25)
 Black African3 (0.9)4 (1.0)
Familiarity with IT (%)
 Not familiar58 (16.9)62 (15.2)
 Fairly familiar84 (24.5)93 (22.8)
 Familiar91 (26.5)119 (29.2)
 Very familiar110 (32.1)134 (32.8)
Qualifications (%)
 None2 (0.6)2 (0.5)
 Elementary/junior school112 (32.9)126 (30.9)
 High school174 (51.2)184 (45.1)
 University45 (13.2)78 (19.1)
 Higher degree7 (2.1)18 (4.4)
Age, median (IQR)49 (37–59)50 (35–61)
No of children, median (IQR)1 (0–2)1 (0–2)
AUDIT-10, median (IQR)5 (4–8)6 (4–9)
Hazardous/harmful drinker (AUDIT ≥8) (%)95 (27.5)123 (29.6)
  • AUDIT: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test;