Alcohol use in three different inner cities in South Africa: AUDIT-C and CAGE

SOURCE: Journal of Psychology in Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer, L.Simbayi, S.Kalichman, S.Jooste, A.Cloete, N.Mbelle
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT BOYS, DRINKING BEHAVIOUR, RISK BEHAVIOUR, URBAN SOCIAL CONDITIONS
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4898

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the frequency of risky drinking among a general urban population survey in South Africa with the help of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) scores, CAGE (Cut down, annoyed, guilty, eye-opener) scores and compare scores with calculated risky drinking in terms of weekly alcohol consumption or heavy episodic drinking. This study showed a greater sensitivity of AUDIT to CAGE.