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The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test was not affected by ethnic and sex bias

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Question Are there ethnic and sex biases in 3 self report screening tests for alcohol use disorders in a primary care population?


Blinded comparison of the results of 3 self report screening tests with the diagnostic standard (diagnosis according to DSM-IV criteria).


University based family practice centre in Galveston, Texas, USA.


1333 adults (mean age 43 y) randomly selected from appointment lists stratified by sex and ethnicity (white, African-American, and Mexican-American).

Description of tests and diagnostic standard

The 3 screening tests used were the CAGE questionnaire, the Self-Administered Alcoholism Screening Test (SAAST), and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). The diagnostic standard, an …

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