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Alcohol - Lifetime Use   #030101
Protocol Release Date   

February 6, 2009

Description of Protocol   

Measurement of whether respondent has ever consumed alcohol.

Specific Instructions   

Alcohol is defined as any type of alcohol (including coolers, beer, wine, champagne) and liquor (e.g., whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, scotch, or liqueurs).

Protocol Text   

The Working Group acknowledges that the following question 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.

The following question is asked of the respondent. Respondents answer yes or no to this question. Read the introductory paragraph to the respondent. If your questionnaire includes multiple questions about alcohol, then the first sentence should be "The next questions are about drinking alcohol."


The next question is about drinking alcohol. This includes coolers, beer, wine, champagne, liquor such as whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, scotch, or liqueurs, and also any other type of alcohol.

In your entire life, have you had at least 1 drink of any kind of alcohol, not counting small tastes or sips?

1
[ ]
Yes
2
[ ]
No



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.

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  • 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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Card 1A. Cooler ounce size
Card 1A. Cooler ounce size
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Card 1B. Cooler ounce size
Card 1B. Cooler ounce size
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Card 1C. Cooler ounce size
Card 1C. Cooler ounce size
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Card 2A. Wine ounce size
Card 2A. Wine ounce size
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Card 2B. Wine ounce size
Card 2B. Wine ounce size
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Card 2C. Wine ounce size
Card 2C. Wine ounce size
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Card 3A. Liquor ounce size
Card 3A. Liquor ounce size
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Card 3B. Liquor ounce size
Card 3B. Liquor ounce size
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Card 3C. Liquor ounce size
Card 3C. Liquor ounce size
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Selection Rationale   

The protocol from the Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule (AUDADIS) was chosen because it was used in a large epidemiological study of adults of a wide age range and different ethnicities (Wave 1 included 43,093 Americans; in Wave 2, 34,653 members of the original cohort were reinterviewed). The measures from this survey have been validated and psychometrically tested.

Source    

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). Section 2A. Question 1 and 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.

Language of Source

English, Available in other languages

Participant from Source

≥18 years of age

Personnel and Training Required   

Interviewer must be trained and found to be competent to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

Equipment Needs   

While the Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-IV (AUDADIS-IV) instrument was developed for administration by computer, the PhenX Working Group acknowledges that this question can be administered in a noncomputerized format. Hasin et al. (1997) and Grant et al. (1995) used the AUDADIS in paper-and-pencil format, while Grant et al. (2003) obtained data with the computerized format.

Standards   

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Alcohol Use Lifetime Indicator5227CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Alcohol lifetime use proto62543-4LOINC

General References   

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.

Grant, B. F., Harford, T. C., Dawson, D. A., Chou, P. S., & Pickering, R. P. (1995). The Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule (AUDADIS): Reliability of alcohol and drug modules in a general population sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 39(1), 37-44.

Hasin, D., Carpenter, K. M., McCloud, S., Smith, M., & Grant, B. F. (1997). The Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule (AUDADIS): Reliability of alcohol and drug modules in a clinical sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 44(2-3), 133-141.

For information regarding alcohol consumption 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, the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System website, and the CDC Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) website.

Protocol Type   

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Derived Variables   

None

Requirements   

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

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