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Table 2 Diagnostic properties of AUDIT for alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse/ dependence

From: The alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT): validation of a Nepali version for the detection of alcohol use disorders and hazardous drinking in medical settings

  AUDIT Score Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV
Dependence Males (n=544) ≥9 97.4 79.6 72.1 98.3
≥10 94.8 81.3 73.3 96.6
≥11 92.7 84.4 76.3 95.5
≥12 90.1 85.3 76.8 94.1
≥13 86.9 87.3 78.7 92.5
≥14 82.2 88.7 79.7 90.2
≥15 75.4 89.2 79.1 87.0
Dependence Females (n=524) ≥9 93.8 85.4 63.9 98.0
≥10 91.2 87.3 66.5 97.3
≥11 89.4 90.5 72.1 96.9
≥12 85.0 91.7 73.8 95.7
≥13 81.4 92.7 75.4 94.8
≥14 73.5 93.7 76.1 92.8
≥15 66.4 94.6 77.3 91.1
Alcohol abuse/ dependence Males (n= 544) ≥4 99.8 38.6 56.4 99.8
≥5 99.6 55.8 64.2 99.4
≥6 99.6 67.0 70.6 99.5
≥7 98.8 83.5 82.6 98.8
≥8 97.5 87.8 86.4 97.8
≥9 96.7 91.7 90.3 97.2
≥10 93.4 92.7 91.1 94.6
≥11 91.7 96.4 95.3 93.6
≥12 89.2 97.0 96.0 91.9
≥13 85.1 98.0 97.2 89.2
  ≥14 80.5 99.0 98.5 86.5
  ≥15 74.3 99.0 98.4 82.9
Alcohol abuse/ dependence Females (n= 524) ≥4 99.3 41.0 38.3 99.4
≥5 98.6 59.3 47.1 99.1
≥6 98.6 68.1 53.3 99.2
≥7 97.9 83.0 68.0 99.1
≥8 97.2 86.7 72.9 98.8
≥9 94.3 91.4 80.1 97.8
≥10 92.2 93.5 83.9 97.0
≥11 87.9 95.8 88.6 95.6
≥12 83.0 96.6 90.0 93.9
≥13 79.4 97.4 91.8 92.8
≥14 73.0 98.4 94.5 90.8
  ≥15 65.2 98.7 94.8 88.5