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Table 5 Sensitivity of SURPS scale for alcohol dependence and hazardous alcohol use

From: Validation of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale in Lithuanian population

  Area under the curve (AUC), [95% Cl.]
Hazardous alcohol use versus control Alcohol dependence versus control
Total sample 0.65* [0.55–0.77] 0.81** [0.75–0.88]
Males 0.56 [0.40–0.72] 0.83** [0.75–0.92]
Females 0.78** [0.66–0.89] 0.79** [0.67–0.91]
  1. Hazardous alcohol use – participants who scored 8 or more in the AUDIT test but had no established diagnosis of alcohol dependence. Control – participants without alcohol dependence diagnosis and scored less than 8 in the AUDIT
  2. *- p < 0.05, for the null hypothesis AUC =0.5; **- p < 0.001, for the null hypothesis AUC =0.5