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Table 1 Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) - adapted wording for Aboriginal Australians

From: Identifying Aboriginal-specific AUDIT-C and AUDIT-3 cutoff scores for at-risk, high-risk, and likely dependent drinkers using measures of agreement with the 10-item Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

  Adapted Aboriginal-specific AUDIT items[20] Original AUDIT item Response Score
1. How often do you drink? How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? Never 0
Monthly or less 1
2–4 times a month 2
2–3 times a week 3
4 or more times a week 4
2. When you have a drink, how many do you usually have in one day? How many standard drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when drinking? 1 or 2 0
3 or 4 1
5 or 6 2
7–9 3
10 or more 4
3. How often do you have six or more drinks on one day? How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion? Never 0
Monthly or less 1
Monthly 2
Weekly 3
Daily or almost daily 4
4. In the last year, how often have you found you weren’t able to stop drinking once you started? During the past year, how often have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started? Never 0
Monthly or less 1
Monthly 2
Weekly 3
Daily or almost daily 4
5. In the last year, how often has drinking got in the way of doing what you need to do? During the past year, how often have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking? Never 0
Monthly or less 1
Monthly 2
Weekly 3
Daily or almost daily 4
6. In the last year, how often have you needed a drink in the morning to get yourself going? During the past year, how often have you needed a drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session? Never 0
Monthly or less 1
Monthly 2
Weekly 3
Daily or almost daily 4
7. In the last year, how often have you felt bad about your drinking? During the past year, how often have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking? Never 0
Monthly or less 1
Monthly 2
Weekly 3
Daily or almost daily 4
8. In the last year, how often have you had a memory lapse or blackout because of your drinking? During the past year, have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking? Never 0
Monthly or less 1
Monthly 2
Weekly 3
Daily or almost daily 4
9. Have you injured yourself or anyone else because of your drinking? Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking? No 0
Yes, but not in the past year 2
Yes, during the past year 4
10. Has anyone (family, friend, doctor) been worried about your drinking or asked you to cut down? Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down? No 0
Yes, but not in the past year 2
Yes, during the past year 4