Table 1

Classes of daily alcohol consumption of the screened population (n=6534), expressed as absolute number (n) and percentage of lines (%), according to the presence of either non-cirrhotic alcohol-induced liver damage (NCLD) or cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (=cirrhosis)

Alcohol intake (g/day)No (n=6442)NCLD (n=57)Cirrhosis (n=35)Multivariate analysis (odds ratio) (95% CI)
For NCLDa For cirrhosisa
Teetotallers2501  (99.9)0  (0)1 (0.04)
0.1–302666 (99.3)13 (0.5)4 (0.15)b b
31–60745 (97.2)14 (1.8)8 (1.0)7.5 (3.5 to 15.9)10.9 (3.6 to 33.5)
61–90276 (93.0)14 (4.7)7 (2.3)20.2 (9.4 to 43.3)25.0 (7.9 to 79.3)
91–120132 (91.6)5 (3.5)7 (4.9)15.1 (5.3 to 42.8)52.9 (16.6 to 169)
>120122 (86.5)11 (7.8)8 (5.7)35.8 (15.7 to 81.6)62.3 (20.1 to 193)
  • Anti-HCV and HbsAg positive subjects (n=313), and 70 subjects in whom either the food questionnaire or the blood tests were not completed were also excluded.

  • aIn order to calculate odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals (CI), all the groups that showed statistical significance for the presence of either NCLD or cirrhosis at the multivariate analysis (that is, people drinking more than 30 g/day) were compared with the teetotallers and the moderate drinkers (<30 g/day) grouped together. Above this threshold limit p was always less than 0.00001.

  • bp v teetotallers, not significant.