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Person—AUDIT-C result, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAUDIT-C result
METeOR identifier:Help on this term585194
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021
Definition:Help on this term

A person's AUDIT-C test result, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—AUDIT-C result

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Not at risk
2At risk

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1: Not at risk

Use this code when the AUDIT-C score is less than 4.

CODE 2: At risk

Use this code when the AUDIT-C score is greater than or equal to 4.

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AUDIT-C is scored on a scale of 0-12. Each AUDIT-C question has 5 answer choices, which are rated from 0 to 5. 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.

Comments:Help on this term

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). The AUDIT-C is a modified version of the 10 question AUDIT instrument.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Reference documents:Help on this term

Bush K, Kivlahan DR, McDonnell MB et al. 1998. Alcohol consumption questions (AUDIT-C): an effective brief screening test for problem drinking. Archives of Internal Medicine 1998(3): 1789-95.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

AUDIT-C is scored on a scale of 0-12. 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.

Collection methods:Help on this term

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.

Comments:Help on this term

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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

RACGP: Clinical guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Person—AUDIT-C result, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2015-17 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Retired 13/10/2021

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous primary health care: PI17a-Number of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, 2015 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Archived 20/01/2017
Indigenous primary health care: PI17a-Number of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI17a-Number of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI17a-Number of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, 2018-2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021
Indigenous primary health care: PI17a-Number of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, June 2020 Health, Retired 13/10/2021
Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021
Indigenous primary health care: PI17b-Proportion of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, 2015 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Archived 20/01/2017
Indigenous primary health care: PI17b-Proportion of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI17b-Proportion of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI17b-Proportion of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, 2018-2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021
Indigenous primary health care: PI17b-Proportion of regular clients who had an AUDIT-C with result within specified levels, June 2020 Health, Retired 13/10/2021
Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021
Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI17a-Number of Indigenous regular clients who have an AUDIT-C result within specified levels, December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI17b-Proportion of Indigenous regular clients who have an AUDIT-C result within specified levels, December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
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