Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||AUDIT-C result recorded indicator|
An indicator of whether the person has had an AUDIT-C result recorded, as represented by a code.
AUDIT-C is a 3-item alcohol screen that can help identify persons who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders (including alcohol abuse or dependence). It is a modified version of the 10 question the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) instrument.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—AUDIT-C result recorded indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1: Yes
A person has had an AUDIT-C result recorded.
CODE 2: No
A person has not had an AUDIT-C result recorded.
|Collection methods:||Each AUDIT-C question has 5 answer choices, which are rated from 0 to 5. The scores against the 3 questions are summed to arrive at the total score.|
A total score of 4 or more in males and 3 or more in females is considered positive, optimal for identifying hazardous drinking or active alcohol use disorders.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)|
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