Table 2

The influence of alcohol consumption on repeated assessments of perceived stress as the main effect of group presented in average change scores

VariablesAverage changedft95 % CI
Assessment 10
Assessment 2†−0.43725.65−4.39***(−0.63 to  −0.24)
Assessment 3†−1.02707.27−9.00***(−1.25 to −0.80)
Assessment 4†−1.06621.12−8.52***(−1.30 to −0.81)
Assessment 5†−1.28601.23−9.78***(−1.53 to 1.02)
Assessment 6†− 1.49319.691.78(− 1.79 to 1.19)
Gender‡0.32642.18(−0.03 to 0. 66)
AUDIT-C§0.61668.582.65***(0.16 to 1.06)
  • Assessment 1 is set to zero because it is a redundant.

  • †A negative score means a reduction from assessment 1.

  • ‡A positive score means that the average score of assessments 1–6 shows a larger reduction from assessment 1 in women as compared with men.

  • §A positive score means that the average score of assessments 1–6 shows a larger reduction from assessment 1 in non-hazardous as compared with hazardous drinkers.

  • *P<0.05, **P<0.01, ***P<0.001.

  • AUDIT-C,  Alcohol  Use  Disorders Identification Test-Consumption.