Positive and negative likelihood ratios for 3 screening tests for alcohol use disorders (diagnostic standard DSM-IV)

Positive likelihood ratios* (95% CI)Negative likelihood ratios* (95% CI)
Patient groupCAGESAASTAUDITCAGESAASTAUDIT
*See definition in glossary.
White men3.0 (2.0 to 4.4)2.8 (1.9 to 4.1)3.6 (2.6 to 4.8)0.4 (0.2 to 0.7)0.4 (0.2 to 0.7)0.1 (0.03 to 0.3)
White women4.8 (2.8 to 7.7)2.4 (1.2 to 4.5)10.3 (6.4 to 16.4)0.6 (0.4 to 0.9)0.8 (0.7 to 1.0)0.3 (0.2 to 0.5)
African-American men1.9 (1.0 to 3.2)1.9 (1.2 to 2.9)5.5 (3.3 to 9.1)0.7 (0.4 to 1.0)0.6 (0.3 to 0.9)0.2 (0.1 to 0.5)
African-American women9.4 (5.5 to 15.2)12.3 (6.8 to 21.7)13.5 (8.2 to 21.9)0.4 (0.2 to 0.6)0.4 (0.3 to 0.6)0.2 (0.1 to 0.4)
Mexican-American men3.4 (1.6 to 7.0)2.9 (1.6 to 5.3)3.4 (2.3 to 5.1)0.7 (0.4 to 0.9)0.6 (0.4 to 0.8)0.1 (0.03 to 0.4)
Mexican-American women4.7 (1.7 to 11.6)1.8 (0.6 to 4.9)6.0 (3.9 to 9.0)0.8 (0.6 to 1.0)0.9 (0.7 to 1.0)0.3 (0.1 to 0.5)