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Protocol - Alcohol - 30-Day Quantity and Frequency

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Protocol Name from Source:

National Survey on Drug Use and Health, National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Wave 1, Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-IV (AUDADIS-IV)

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

Measurements of respondent’s 30-day quantity and frequency of consumption of alcohol.

Protocol:

The Working Group acknowledges that the following questions may gather sensitive information relating to the use of substances and/or illegal conduct. If the information is released it might be damaging to an individual’s employability, lead to social stigmatization, or other consequences.

For information on obtaining a Certificate of Confidentiality, which helps researchers protect the privacy of human research participants, please go to the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Institutional Review Board website.

Respondents are asked the following two questions: one regarding the frequency of consumption (number of days), and a second regarding the usual quantity of consumption (number of drinks) on drinking days.

1. Think specifically about the past 30 days, from [DATEFILL*], up to and including today. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you drink one or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage?

# OF DAYS: ____ [RANGE: 0 - 30]

Don’t Know / Refused

2. On the days that you drank during the past 30 days, how many drinks did you usually have each day? Count as a drink a can or bottle of beer; a wine cooler or a glass of wine, champagne, or sherry; a shot of liquor or a mixed drink or cocktail.

# OF DRINKS: ____ [RANGE: 1 - 90]

Don’t Know / Refused

* DATEFILL is the date 30 days prior to the date of the interview.

Notes to interviewer:

  • Definition of a standard drink: 1 12oz bottle of beer, 1 glass 4oz non-fortified wine, 1 mixed drink with 1oz liquor.
  • If respondent needs a visual reference for the size of a drink, the flashcards from the Wave 1 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) study are provided below:

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Personnel and Training Required

If an interviewer prepares the survey for self-administration, the interviewer must be trained and found competent to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population.

Equipment Needs

While the source instrument was developed for administration by computer, the PhenX Working Group acknowledges that these questions can be administered in a noncomputerized format.

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adult

Specific Instructions:

Respondents are asked the 30-day frequency question only if they answered "yes" to the Alcohol - Lifetime Use measure. Alcohol is defined as any type of alcohol (including coolers, beer, wine, champagne) and liquor (e.g., whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, scotch, or liqueurs).

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

February 6, 2009

Definition

Questions asking the respondent about quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption during the past 30 days.

Purpose

This measure can be used to assess the participant’s recent consumption of alcohol. The potential of recall bias can be reduced by assessing the respondent’s recent use.

Selection Rationale

The protocol from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health was selected because this survey is a primary source of information on the 30-day use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The study was initiated in 1971 and is currently conducted on an annual basis.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Alcohol Past Month Consumption Frequency2820779CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Alcohol Past Month Consumption Quantity Number2820776CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Alcohol 30D quantity frequency proto62547-5LOINC

Process and Review

The [link[phenx.org/node/101|Expert Review Panel #3]] (ERP 3) reviewed the measures in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substances, and Substance Abuse and Addiction domains.

Guidance from ERP 3 includes:

• No significant changes to measure

Back-compatible: NA no changes to Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive ([link[www.phenxtoolkit.org/index.php?pageLink=browse.archive.protocols&id=30000|link]])

Source

2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. CAI Specifications for Programming, English Version; November 2007. (questions AL06 and AL07).

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Wave 1 (NESARC - WAVE 1). Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Fourth Edition Version (AUDADIS-IV). Flashcard Booklet, Flashcards 13A-C, 16A-C, and 17A-C.

Grant, B. F., Dawson, D. A., Stinson, F. S., Chou, P. S., Kay, W., & Pickering R. (2003). The Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-IV (AUDADIS-IV): Reliability of alcohol consumption, tobacco use, family history of depression and psychiatric diagnostic modules in a general population sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 71(1), 7-16.

General References

For information regarding alcohol consumption during the last 30 days among women who are pregnant, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities Fetal Alcohol Syndrome website and the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System website.

Protocol ID:

30301

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX030301_Alcohol_30Day_FrequencyPX030301010000Think specifically about the past 30 days, from [DATEFILL], up to and including today. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you drink one or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage?4Variable Mapping
PX030301_Alcohol_30Day_Frequency_CodedPX030301010100Think specifically about the past 30 days, from [DATEFILL], up to and including today. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you drink one or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage?4N/A
PX030301_Alcohol_30Day_QuantityPX030301020000On the days that you drank during the past 30 days, how many drinks did you usually have each day? Count as a drink a can or bottle of beer; a wine cooler or a glass of wine, champagne, or sherry; a shot of liquor or a mixed drink or cocktail.4Variable Mapping
PX030301_Alcohol_30Day_Quantity_CodedPX030301020100On the days that you drank during the past 30 days, how many drinks did you usually have each day? Count as a drink a can or bottle of beer; a wine cooler or a glass of wine, champagne, or sherry; a shot of liquor or a mixed drink or cocktail.4N/A