Table 2

Bivariate and multivariate comparisons of harm versus no harm from another’s drinking in past 12 months, weighted data

Independent variableBivariate comparisonsMultivariate comparisons
No harmHarm
N%95% CIN%95% CIAORP value95%  CI
Sex
 Female200880.178.3 to 81.849819.918.2 to 21.7Not entered into the model
 Male188779.777.7 to 81.448220.318.6 to 22.3
Age band*
 16–2444663.459.6 to 67.025836.633.0 to 40.4Reference
 25–44127878.476.0 to 80.735221.619.3 to 24.00.63<0.0010.49 to 0.83
 45–64123781.579.1 to 83.728118.516.3 to 20.90.50<0.0010.34 to 0.75
 65+93391.289.3 to 92.9908.87.1 to 10.70.36<0.0010.21 to 0.61
Broad ethnic group*
 White British297578.276.7 to 79.783021.820.3 to 23.4Reference
 Other white groups33484.980.4 to 88.55915.111.5 to 19.60.52<0.0010.36 to 0.76
 Black groups15183.978.6 to 88.12916.111.9 to 21.40.610.0170.41  to 0.92
 Asian groups37689.185.8 to 91.84610.98.2 to 14.20.39<0.0010.28 to 0.56
 Other groups4482.268.7 to 90.7917.89.3 to 31.30.600.1540.30 to 1.21
Life stage*
 Single43663.559.5 to 67.225136.532.8 to 40.5Reference
 Prefamily22272.265.6 to 77.98627.822.1 to 34.40.910.6200.61 to 1.34
 Family128581.178.8 to 83.229918.916.8 to 21.20.680.0060.52 to 0.89
 Postfamily195085.083.3 to 86.634415.013.4 to 16.70.850.4330.56 to 1.28
Education*
 No qualifications68390.187.5 to 92.2759.97.8 to 12.5Reference
 GCSE/O-level/CSE76479.376.2 to 82.119920.717.9 to 23.81.74<0.0011.25 to 2.44
 A-level/vocational97473.370.7 to 75.935426.724.1 to 29.32.04<0.0011.48 to 2.82
 Degree/higher degree115679.376.8 to 81.730120.718.3 to 23.22.16<0.0011.56 to 3.00
 Other/still studying29485.681.2 to 89.15014.410.9 to 18.91.420.1090.92 to 2.18
Social grade
 AB106680.878.0 to 83.325419.216.7 to 22.0Not entered into the model
 C1102377.475.0 to 79.629922.620.4 to 25.0
 C287881.778.8 to 84.419618.315.6 to 21.2
 D61482.579.1 to 85.413117.514.6 to 20.9
 E31375.871.8 to 79.410024.220.6 to 28.2
Tenure*
 Owned outright145186.084.0 to 87.823714.012.3 to 16.0Reference
 Bought on a mortgage114279.276.4 to 81.630120.918.4 to 23.60.970.8250.74 to 1.28
 Rented from local authority34178.874.6 to 82.59221.217.6 to 25.41.380.0600.99 to 1.94
 Rented from private landlord67870.166.9 to 73.128929.926.9 to 33.11.520.0041.15 to 2.01
 Other24881.176.7 to 84.85819.015.2 to 23.41.110.5620.77 to 1.61
Disability*
 Considers self disabled39676.071.9 to 79.712524.020.3 to 28.1Reference
 Not disabled342280.378.9 to 81.684219.718.4 to 21.10.56<0.0010.42 to 0.74
Employment status*
 Employed208178.076.0 to 79.858822.020.2 to 24.0Reference
 Unemployed15773.266.4 to 79.05826.821.0 to 33.61.090.6480.75 to 1.58
 Economically inactive63473.270.1 to 76.123226.824.0 to 29.91.010.8960.81 to 1.27
 Retired102190.989.1 to 92.51029.17.5 to 10.90.54<0.0010.38 to 0.78
AUDIT*
 Not hazardous/harmful drinking346382.781.4 to 84.072317.316.0 to 18.6Reference
 Hazardous/harmful drinking41962.157.9 to 66.125637.933.9 to 42.12.06<0.0011.66 to 2.56
  • Weighted n=4874 (bivariate analyses) and 4698 (multivariate analysis). Bivariate totals that are 4875 not 4874 are due to rounding as the analyses use weighted data.

  • *Test of bivariate independence indicates significant difference (p<0.05).

  • †AB is higher managerial, administrative and professional and intermediate managerial, administrative and professional; C1 is supervisory, clerical and junior managerial, administrative and professional; C2 is skilled manual workers; D is semiskilled and unskilled manual workers; and E is state pensioners, casual and lowest grade workers, unemployed with state benefits only.

  • AOR, adjusted OR; AUDIT, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test.