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Person—alcohol consumption amount (self-reported), total standard drinks NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAlcohol consumption in standard drinks per day (self-reported)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270249
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 17/10/2018
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A person's self-reported usual number of alcohol-containing standard drinks on a day when they consume alcohol.

Data Element Concept:Person—alcohol consumption amount

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99Consumption not reported
Unit of measure:Help on this termStandard drink

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Guide for use:Help on this termAlcohol consumption is usually measured in standard drinks.

An Australian standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol, which is equivalent to 12.5 millilitres of alcohol.

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Guide for use:Help on this term

This estimation is based on the person's description of the type (spirits, beer, wine, other) and number of standard drinks, as defined by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC), consumed per day. One standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol.

The following gives the NH&MRC examples of a standard drink:

  • Light beer (2.7%):
    • - 1 can or stubbie = 0.8 a standard drink
  • Medium light beer (3.5%):
    • - 1 can or stubbie = 1 standard drink
  • Regular Beer - (4.9% alcohol):
    • - 1 can = 1.5 standard drinks
    • - 1 jug = 4 standard drinks
    • - 1 slab (cans or stubbies) = about 36 standard drinks
  • Wine (9.5% - 13% alcohol):
    • - 750-ml bottle = about 7 to 8 standard drinks
    • - 4-litre cask = about 30 to 40 standard drinks
  • Spirits:
    • - 1 nip = 1 standard drink
    • - Pre-mixed spirits (around 5% alcohol) = 1.5 standard drinks

When calculating consumption in standard drinks per day, the total should be reported with part drinks recorded to the next whole standard drink (e.g. 2.4 = 3).

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The World Health Organisation's 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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Cardiovascular Data Working Group

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The World Health Organisation's 2000 International Guide for Monitoring Alcohol Consumption and Related Harm document -National Health and Medical Research Council's Australian Alcohol Guidelines, October 2001.

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Supersedes Alcohol consumption in standard drinks per day - self report, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (18.6 KB)

Has been superseded by Person—alcohol consumption amount, total standard drinks NN Health, Standard 17/10/2018

Has been superseded by Person—alcohol consumption amount, total standard drinks N[N] Health, Standardisation pending 30/05/2018

See also Person—alcohol consumption frequency, AUDIT frequency alcohol consumption code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016

See also Person—consumption of 6 or more standard drinks on one occasion, AUDIT consuming 6 or more standard drinks code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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AUDIT score for risky alcohol consumption cluster Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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AUDIT score of risky alcohol consumption cluster Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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AUDIT-C score of risky alcohol consumption cluster (dischargee) Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed 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
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