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Sunday, April 22, 2007

AUDIT-C as a Brief Screen for Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (OnlineEarly Articles).
19 April 2007

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption (AUDIT-C) questions have been previously validated as a 3-item screen for alcohol misuse and implemented nationwide in Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinics. However, the AUDIT-C's validity and optimal screening threshold(s) in other clinical populations are unknown.

The AUDIT-C was an effective screening test for alcohol misuse in this primary care sample.

Optimal screening thresholds for alcohol misuse among men (≥4) and women (≥3) were the same as in previously published VA studies.