Background: Alcohol is frequently used among active military groups and veterans. There is no research regarding the effects of marital status and highest grade achieved on AUDIT-C screening scores for older male veterans.
Objective: This study aims to determine whether marital status or highest grade achieved significantly impacts AUDIT-C screening scores for older male veterans.
Method: This study used existing medical record data from the VAHS-St. Cloud. IRB approval through the VAHS provided protection of human subjects. Data were analyzed with Chi-square tests.
Results: Marital status did not produce statistically significant impacts on the AUDIT-C screening scores for older male veterans. Small sample size and missing data may have contributed to the lack of statistical significance between highest-grade achieved and AUDIT-C screening scores. Recommendations include regular AUDIT-C screening and the addition of demographic factors relevant to health (e.g. education level) in the health record.
Fraune, Marit P., "Marital Status and Highest-Grade Achieved: Contribution to Alcohol Screening Scores in Male Veterans" (2014). Honors Theses. 34.