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Table 1 Explained variance of individual AUDIT items to AUDIT-10 score and item inclusion in common established shortened AUDIT versions

From: Comparing short versions of the AUDIT in a community-based survey of young people

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