Table 2

Descriptive characteristics of the 10 item AUDIT and the four different predetermined APMS 2014 occupational and sociodemographic comparator groups

NWeighted percentage (%)NWeighted percentage (%)NWeighted percentage (%)NWeighted percentage (%)NWeighted percentage (%)
95% CI95% CI95% CI95% CI95% CI
MPENCMAMHIG
Item 1: How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
Never107
4 to 12
202428
27 to 29
7718
15 to 22
13621
18 to 24
11811
9 to 13
Monthly64
2 to 9
108615
14 to 16
4511
8 to 14
8012
10 to 15
12311
9 to 13
2 to 4 times a month1812
8 to 19
153421
20 to 22
8821
17 to 25
13320
17 to 23
25824
21 to 26
2 to 3 times a week5336
29 to 44
160222
21 to 23
12129
25 to 33
17927
24 to 31
37034
31 to 37
≥4 times a week5940
33 to 49
108815
14 to 16
8721
17 to 25
13520
17 to 24
22621
18 to 23
Item 2: How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
1 or 26343
35 to 51
458665
63 to 66
22254
49 to 59
35856
52 to 59
56853
50 to 56
3 or 45437
29 to 45
137019
18 to 20
10024
21 to 29
15825
21 to 28
30428
26 to 31
5 or 61712
7 to 18
6759
8 to 10
5112
10 to 16
7311
9 to 14
13012
10 to 14
7, 8 or 932
1 to 6
3024
3 to 5
246
4 to 9
335
4 to 7
484
3 to 6
≥1096
3 to 11
1742
1 to 3
123
2 to 5
223
2 to 5
303
2 to 4
Item 3: How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
Never5034
27 to 42
415258
57 to 59
18645
41 to 50
31248
45 to 52
42940
37 to 43
Less than monthly4229
22 to 37
159522
21 to 23
12029
25 to 34
17928
24 to 31
36033
31 to 36
Monthly2517
12 to 24
71910
9 to 11
5413
10 to 17
7912
10 to 15
17116
14 to 18
Weekly2618
12 to 25
5608
7 to 9
4812
9 to 15
6911
9 to 13
10610
8 to 12
Daily or almost daily32
1 to 6
891
1 to 2
21
0 to 2
61
0 to 2
151
1 to 2
Item 4: How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
Never12686
80 to 91
550191
90 to 92
32489
85 to 92
50389
86 to 91
83187
84 to 89
Less than monthly96
3 to 11
2995
4 to 6
236
4 to 9
305
4 to 7
859
7 to 11
Monthly85
3 to 11
1072
1 to 2
103
1 to 5
163
2 to 5
283
2 to 4
Weekly32
1 to 6
811
0 to 2
62
1 to 4
102
1 to 3
102
1 to 3
Daily or almost daily0n/a461
0 to 2
21
0 to 2
61
0 to 2
40
0 to 1
Item 5: How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
Never12586
79 to 90
562293
92 to 94
34093
90 to 95
52893
91 to 95
9422
18 to 27
Less than monthly1712
7 to 18
3295
5 to 6
226
4 to 9
305
4 to 7
23657
51 to 62
Monthly32
1 to 6
441
0 to 2
31
0 to 3
61
0 to 2
7519
15 to 24
Weekly10 to 5240
0 to 1
0n/a10
0 to 1
62
1 to 4
Daily or almost daily0n/a0n/a0n/a0n/a0n/a
Item 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?
Never146n/a595099
98 to 99
36299
97 to 100
56199
98 to 100
86290
88 to 92
Less than monthly0n/a491
0 to 2
31
0 to 3
41
0 to 2
839
7 to 11
Monthly0n/a80.012
0.01 to 0.04
0n/a0n/a111
1 to 2
Weekly0n/a140.001
0.001 to 0.005
0n/a0n/a20
0 to 1
Daily or almost daily0n/a0n/a0n/a0n/a0n/a
Item 7: How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
Never10169
61 to 76
528388
87 to 90
32088
84 to 91
49588
85 to 90
76980
78 to 83
Less than monthly3121
15 to 29
5709
9 to 10
4212
9 to 15
5910
8 to 13
15816
14 to 19
Monthly96
3 to 11
972
1 to 2
21
0 to 2
51
0 to 2
192
1 to 3
Weekly11
0 to 5
511
0 to 2
10
0 to 2
51
0 to 2
101
1 to 2
Daily or almost daily43
1 to 7
341
0 to 1
0n/a10
0 to 1
20
0 to 1
Item 8: How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
Never12183
76 to 88
517186
85 to 87
30383
79 to 87
47183
80 to 86
75879
76 to 82
Less than monthly2215
10 to 22
70612
11 to 13
5415
11 to 19
8215
12 to 18
17018
15 to 20
Monthly11
0 to 5
1072
1 to 3
62
1 to 4
81
1 to 3
243
2 to 4
Weekly11
0 to 5
250
0 to 1
10
0 to 2
20
0 to 1
40
0 to 1
Daily or almost daily11
0 to 5
250
0 to 1
10
0 to 2
20
0 to 1
20
0 to 1
Item 9: Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
No13794
89 to 97
459465
63 to 66
29672
68 to 76
45771
67 to 74
83277
74 to 79
Yes, during the last year75
2 to 10
1172
0 to 2
51
1 to 3
81
1 to 2
141
1 to 2
Yes, but not in the last year21
0 to 5
240434
33 to 35
10927
23 to 31
18028
25 to 32
23522
19 to 24
Item 10: Has a relative or friend or a doctor or another health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
No12384
77 to 89
473467
65 to 68
30173
69 to 77
46672
69 to 76
87281
78 to 83
Yes, during the last year85
3 to 11
2303
2 to 4
154
2 to 6
223
2 to 5
484
3 to 6
Yes, but not in the last year1510
6 to 16
215130
29 to 31
9423
19 to 27
15724
21 to 28
16115
13 to 17
Presence of risky drinking (AUDIT total 8+)
Low risk10471
63 to 78
483080
79 to 81
27475
71 to 79
43176
73 to 80
69673
70 to 75
Risky drinking (hazardous, harmful, dependent)4229
22 to 37
119720
19 to 21
9025
21 to 29
13324
20 to 27
26127
25 to 30
  • Weighted percentage (WP) with the corresponding 95% CIs.

  • AM, all managers (APMS 2014); APMS, Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey; AUDIT, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test; CM, corporate managers (APMS 2014); EN, English population (APMS 2014); HIG, high-income group (APMS 2014); MP, member of parliament sample.