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Table 3 Drink status classified by the 10-item AUDIT, AUDIT-C, and AUDIT-3

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

Drink status Score Total (n = 136a) Male (n = 67) Female (n = 68)
10-item AUDIT     
Nondrinker 0 21 (15%) 7 (10%) 14 (21%)
Low-risk drinker 1–7 42 (31%) 12 (18%) 30 (44%)
At-risk drinker 8–12 21 (15%) 14 (21%) 7 (10%)
High-risk drinker 13–19 22 (16%) 11 (16%) 10 (15%)
Likely dependent drinker ≥ 20 30 (22%) 23 (34%) 7 (10%)
At least at-risk drinker ≥ 8 73 (54%) 48 (72%) 24 (35%)
At least high-risk drinker ≥ 13 52 (38%) 34 (50%) 17 (25%)
At least likely dependent drinker ≥ 20 30 (22%) 23 (34%) 7 (10%)
AUDIT-C     
At least at-risk drinker ≥ 5 74 (55%) 44 (66%) 29 (43%)
At least high-risk drinker ≥ 6 67 (49%) 40 (60%) 26 (38%)
At least likely dependent drinker ≥ 9 32 (24%) 22 (33%) 9 (13%)
AUDIT-3     
At least at-risk drinker ≥ 1 91 (67%) 52 (78%) 38 (56%)
At least high-risk drinker ≥ 2 65 (48%) 38 (57%) 26 (38%)
At least likely dependent drinker ≥ 3 36 (27%) 25 (37%) 1015%)
  1. a156 Aboriginal Australian participants took part in the surveys, of whom 20 were excluded from the analyses: 16 because they did not answer all 10 items of AUDIT, and four were excluded in error (when the data were transferred from one computer program to another, four participants from the Sydney sample who had completed all 10 items of AUDIT but did not answer the question about gender were mistakenly excluded).