Person—alcohol consumption frequency (self-reported), code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Alcohol consumption frequency (self reported)
METeOR identifier:270247
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:A person's self-reported frequency of alcohol consumption, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—alcohol consumption frequency

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:NN
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
01Every day/7 days per week
025 to 6 days per week
033 to 4 days per week
041 to 2 days per week
052 to 3 days per month
06Once per month
077 to 11 days in the past year
084 to 6 days in the past year
092 to 3 days in the past year
10Once in the past year
11Never drank any alcoholic beverage in the past year
12Never in my life
Supplementary values:
99Not reported

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:

The World Health Organisation, in its 2000 International Guide for Monitoring Alcohol Consumption and Related Harm document, suggests that in assessing alcohol consumption patterns a 'Graduated Quantity Frequency' method is preferred. This method requires that questions about the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption should be asked to help determine short-term and long-term health consequences. This information can be collected (but not confined to) the following ways:

  • in a clinical setting with questions asked by a primary healthcare professional
  • as a self-completed questionnaire in a clinical setting
  • as part of a health survey
  • as part of a computer aided telephone interview.

It should be noted that, particularly in telephone interviews, the question(s) asked may not be a direct repetition of the Value domain; yet they may still yield a response that could be coded to the full Value domain or a collapsed version of the Value domain.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cardiovascular Data Working Group
Origin:Australian Alcohol Guidelines: Health Risks and Benefits, National Health & Medical Research Council, October 2001

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Alcohol consumption frequency- self report, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (24.3 KB)

See also Person—alcohol consumption amount, total standard drinks NN Health, Standard 17/10/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 15/02/2006

DSS specific attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

DSS specific attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/09/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 17/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P05-Average daily alcohol consumption and associated risk levels; rates of alcohol consumption at long-term risky to high risk levels, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 04-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Average daily alcohol consumption and associated risk levels; rates of alcohol consumption at long-term risky to high risk levels, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Average daily alcohol consumption and associated risk levels; rates of alcohol consumption at long-term risky to high risk levels, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013