Table 1

Explained variance of individual AUDIT items to AUDIT-10 score and item inclusion in common established shortened AUDIT versions
Established AUDIT Variations
Item no. The AUDIT questions AUDIT Domain1 Explained variance of total AUDIT-10 score (R2) AUDIT-10 AUDIT-C AUDIT-3 FAST AUDIT-4
1 How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? C 30.7%
2 How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking? C 30.0%
3 How often do you have 6 or more drinks on one occasion? C 47.1%
4 How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started? D 48.8%
5 How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of alcohol? D 44.6%
6 How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session? D 31.3%
7 How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking? H 39.6%
8 How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking? H 45.5%
9 Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking? H 28.9%
10 Has a relative, friend, doctor, or other health care worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down? H 34.5%
Score range: 1-40 1-12 0-4 0-16 1-16

1 AUDIT domains are: C, alcohol consumption; D, alcohol dependence; H, harmful alcohol use.

Bowring et al.

Bowring et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:301   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-301

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