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Routine screening for risky alcohol consumption at an emergency department using the AUDIT-C questionnaire.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2004 Apr 09; 74(1):71-5.DA

Abstract

A questionnaire including the three AUDIT-C items was used to screen for alcohol use among trauma patients. The aim was to display, in a pragmatic way, how the AUDIT-C scores can be converted into different levels and kind of risky drinking. Using AUDIT-C scores with a cut-off score of 4 points for women and 5 for men indicated that 28% of the women and 40% of the men were risky drinkers. When calculating weekly alcohol consumption from the answers in AUDIT-C, 3% of the women and 7% of the men were hazardous and/or harmful drinkers. Regarding heavy episodic drinking 7% of the women and 30% of the men was drinking 72g alcohol or more at on at least one occasion a month. These results indicate that the AUDIT-C score as such give little information about the pattern of alcohol consumption and that evaluation of risky drinking must be calculated from the three items in order to differentiate between risky drinking in terms of alcohol consumed per week and heavy episodic drinking.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health and Society, Social Medicine and Public Health Science, Linköping University, Linköping S-581 83, Sweden. cecno@ihs.liu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15072809

Citation

Nordqvist, Cecilia, et al. "Routine Screening for Risky Alcohol Consumption at an Emergency Department Using the AUDIT-C Questionnaire." Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 74, no. 1, 2004, pp. 71-5.
Nordqvist C, Johansson K, Bendtsen P. Routine screening for risky alcohol consumption at an emergency department using the AUDIT-C questionnaire. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2004;74(1):71-5.
Nordqvist, C., Johansson, K., & Bendtsen, P. (2004). Routine screening for risky alcohol consumption at an emergency department using the AUDIT-C questionnaire. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 74(1), 71-5.
Nordqvist C, Johansson K, Bendtsen P. Routine Screening for Risky Alcohol Consumption at an Emergency Department Using the AUDIT-C Questionnaire. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2004 Apr 9;74(1):71-5. PubMed PMID: 15072809.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Routine screening for risky alcohol consumption at an emergency department using the AUDIT-C questionnaire. AU - Nordqvist,Cecilia, AU - Johansson,Kjell, AU - Bendtsen,Preben, PY - 2003/06/26/received PY - 2003/11/21/revised PY - 2003/11/25/accepted PY - 2004/4/10/pubmed PY - 2004/6/29/medline PY - 2004/4/10/entrez SP - 71 EP - 5 JF - Drug and alcohol dependence JO - Drug Alcohol Depend VL - 74 IS - 1 N2 - A questionnaire including the three AUDIT-C items was used to screen for alcohol use among trauma patients. The aim was to display, in a pragmatic way, how the AUDIT-C scores can be converted into different levels and kind of risky drinking. Using AUDIT-C scores with a cut-off score of 4 points for women and 5 for men indicated that 28% of the women and 40% of the men were risky drinkers. When calculating weekly alcohol consumption from the answers in AUDIT-C, 3% of the women and 7% of the men were hazardous and/or harmful drinkers. Regarding heavy episodic drinking 7% of the women and 30% of the men was drinking 72g alcohol or more at on at least one occasion a month. These results indicate that the AUDIT-C score as such give little information about the pattern of alcohol consumption and that evaluation of risky drinking must be calculated from the three items in order to differentiate between risky drinking in terms of alcohol consumed per week and heavy episodic drinking. SN - 0376-8716 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15072809/Routine_screening_for_risky_alcohol_consumption_at_an_emergency_department_using_the_AUDIT_C_questionnaire_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0376871603003326 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -