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AUDIT-C result code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term585196
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
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A code set identifying the AUDIT-C result

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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).

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

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

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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

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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.

Relational attributes

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Person—AUDIT-C result, code N Health, Standard 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015

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