AUDIT Derivatives

The full version of the AUDIT comprises 10 items or questions. Over the years, several derivatives of the AUDIT have been published. 

The most popular of these is the AUDIT-C, a three-item questionnaire that comprises the first three questions of the AUDIT consumption measures. The single-item AUDIT-3 comprises the third question on heavy episodic drinking alone. The AUDIT United States (US) version has consumption questions which reflect the US definition of a standard drink.

Briefer versions of the AUDIT have been shown to be convenient and effective instruments for diagnosing alcohol use disorders in a primary care setting. Various AUDIT derivatives have also been effective in evaluating special groups such as adolescents, the elderly and pregnant women.

See: AUDIT Derivatives Research Papers