AUDIT-C result code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set identifying the AUDIT-C result
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).
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1: Not at risk
Use this code when the AUDIT-C score is < 4 in males or < 3 in females.
CODE 2: At risk
Use this code when the AUDIT-C score is ≥ 4 in males or ≥ 3 in females.
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 in males or ≥ 3 in females is considered positive, optimal for identifying hazardous drinking or active alcohol use disorders.
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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
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.
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Supersedes AUDIT-C result code N Health, Standard 13/03/2015, Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021
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Person—AUDIT-C result, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021