Female—alcohol consumption frequency in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Alcohol consumption frequency in first 20 weeks of pregnancy|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/12/2018|
The frequency of alcohol consumption by a female in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Female—alcohol consumption frequency in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dawson D, Grant B, Stinson F & Zhou Y 2005. Effectiveness of the derived Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) in screening for alcohol use disorders and risk drinking in the US general population. Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research 29(5): 844–854.
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 0 Never
Record if a female did not consume alcohol in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
CODE 1 Monthly or less
Record if a female consumed alcohol monthly or less in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
CODE 2 2–4 times a month
Record if a female consumed alcohol 2 to 4 times a month in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
CODE 3 2–3 times a week
Record if a female consumed alcohol 2 to 3 times a week in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
CODE 4 4 or more times a week
Record if a female consumed alcohol 4 or more times a week in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
This code is not for use in primary data collections.
This data element is self-reported.
Recommended question: 'How often did you have a drink containing alcohol in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy?', where the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is defined as less than or equal to 19 weeks + 6 days.
To ensure consistency of results, this data element should be collected after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Female—alcohol consumption frequency after 20 weeks of pregnancy, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018
See also Female—alcohol consumption in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018
See also Female—number of standard drinks consumed when drinking alcohol in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, total N[NN] Health, Standard 12/12/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Perinatal NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 20/11/2019
Perinatal NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
Perinatal NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 03/12/2020
Perinatal NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Candidate 07/10/2021