The alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT) in a college sample

Michael F. Fleming*, Kristen L. Barry, Roderick Macdonald

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This study was conducted to estimate the psychometric properties of the questionnaire section of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in a college sample using DSM-III criteria for alcohol abuse as the criterion standard. This alcohol screening test was developed for the 10 country AMETHYST project. In this young adult sample the instrument exhibited a sensitivity of 84 and specificity of. 71 when utilizing the recommended cut-off score of 11. The 10-item questionnaire section of the AUDIT appears to have important advantages over other alcohol screening instruments such as the CAGE and the MAST.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1185
Number of pages13
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


  • Alcohol misuse
  • Alcoholism
  • College students
  • Questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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