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Person—alcohol consumption amount, 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
METeOR identifier:Help on this term696075
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/10/2018
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The total number of standard drinks consumed by a person on a typical day when drinking.

Data Element Concept:Person—alcohol consumption amount

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
99Consumption not reported
Unit of measure:Help on this termStandard drink

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Alcohol 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. The numbers of Australian standard drinks in common containers of various alcoholic beverages is presented in the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2009 guidelines.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) 2009. Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol. Canberra: NHMRC. Viewed 3 May 2018, https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/
publications/attachments/ds10-alcohol.pdf

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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.

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

Origin:Help on this term

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 Person—alcohol consumption amount (self-reported), total standard drinks NN Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

See also Person—alcohol consumption frequency (self-reported), code NN Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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