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Thanks for completing the survey.

We will contact you again in September/October, inviting you to complete a 5-minute survey similar to this one. Participants will go into a draw to win a $500 supermarket voucher.

Here you will find some feedback based on the answers you have provided as well as some other information on staying safe whilst drinking which you may find useful.



Some of the questions you answered regarding your drinking come from the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), a questionnaire developed by the World Health Organisation to determine whether a person's drinking might be becoming problematic.

Your AUDIT score was 20

A person scoring in this range may be alcohol dependent and advised to have a clinical assessment of their drinking. To find out some services that might be useful go to the support page.


Your estimated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) for your heaviest drinking occasion is 0.05%

Your BAC is an indication of how intoxicated you are, with a higher BAC corresponding with a greater likelihood of experiencing alcohol-related harm, especially when driving.

This estimate takes into account your gender, weight, the number of standard drinks consumed and the number of hours over which you reported drinking this amount.



Depending on where you buy your drinks (i.e. a bottle store, pub or club), you have spent between $1755 and $7020 on alcohol in the last year.


Standard Drinks Consumed Per Occasion

You reported having approximately 9 drinks on a typical occasion. The graph on the right shows how this compares to other people your age and gender.

Drinks per occassion graph
Drinks per week graph

Standard Drinks Consumed Per Week

You reported consuming approximately 22.5 drinks per week, and 90 drinks per month. The graph on the left shows how this compares to other people your age and gender.


Kypri K, Paschall MJ, Langley JD, Baxter J, Cashell-Smith M and Bordeaux B (2009). Drinking and alcohol-related harm among New Zealand university students: Findings from a national web-based survey. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 33(2) 307-14.

Ministry of Health. Alcohol Use in New Zealand: Analysis of the 2004 New Zealand Health Behaviours Survey Alcohol Use. Wellington: Ministry of Health, 2007.


How in control of your drinking are you? The 10 questions you answered at the end of the questionnaire were from the Leeds Dependence Questionnaire, a validated clinical measure of the severity of alcohol dependence.

Generally speaking, the higher the score the more reason for concern that your drinking may be out of control. Your Leeds score was 15 and suggests that you have significantly impaired control over your drinking and may well have some degree of alcohol dependence. It is likely that alcohol is causing problems and that you would benefit from changing your drinking. You will probably find it easier to do this by getting help.

Please go to the support page for information about where you can find help if you want it.

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