T-ACE Questionnaire

The T-ACE is also designed for use with pregnant women, but can also be used for women who are not pregnant.

  • How many drinks does it take to make you feel high? (Tolerance)
  • Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  • Have you ever felt you ought to Cut down on your drinking?
  • Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover? (Eye-opener)

The T-ACE is used to screen for pregnancy risk drinking, defined here as the consumption of 1 ounce or more of alcohol per day while pregnant. Scores are calculated as follows: a reply of More than two drinks to question T is considered a positive response and scores 2 points, and an affirmative answer to question A, C, or E scores 1 point, respectively. A total score of 2 or more points on the T-ACE indicates a positive outcome for pregnancy risk drinking.


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