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Table 1 Human subject characteristics

From: Alterations in serum microRNA in humans with alcohol use disorders impact cell proliferation and cell death pathways and predict structural and functional changes in brain

  Control (n = 10) AUD (n = 20) DSM-IV diagnosis
AA (n = 4) AD (n = 16)
Gender 5F, 5M 10F, 10M 2F, 2M 8F, 8M
Age (years) 30.9 30.9 26.8 31.9
Drinking days last month 15.3 15.25 15.31
Drinks/drinking day 5.1 4 5.4
Heavy drinking days last week 1.2 1 1.25
Age at onset 18.6 19.5 18.3
Years drinking 12.4 7.25 13.6
  1. AUD and control subject demographics. Both groups reflect the same average age. Subjects with alcohol use disorders were diagnosed using the DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence diagnostic criteria. A heavy drinking day was defined as 4 standard drinks for women and 5 for men