CDAI Calculator

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Assessment Formula
A. Liquid stools
Number of liquid or soft stools over the last 7 days
sum x 2
B. Abdominal pain
Daily assesment
None = 0; Intermediate = 1 or 2; Severe = 3
sum x 5
C. General well being
Daily assesment
Well = 0; Intermediate = 1, 2 or 3; Terrible = 4
sum x 7
D. Extra-intestinal
Skin/mouth lesions
Peri-anal disease
Other fistula
Fever >37.8°C (in the last week)
score x 20
E. Anti-diarrhoeals
Taking medication for symptomatic relief from diarrhoea, eg bulking agents
value x 30
F. Abdominal mass
None (0) Questionable (2) Definite (5)
value x 10
G. Haematocrit (Hct) or Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
Provided from a recent blood test, normally found under haematology
Males (47-Hct) Females (42-Hct)
Current value %
value x 6
H. Weight
Maximum deduction of 10 for overweight patients per Medicare Australia
Current value kg
100 x
(1 − (currentstandard))

About the calculator

CDAI scores should be calculated independantly by a qualified gastroenterologist. This page calculates Adult CDAI scores as defined by Medicare Australia for information only. This score determines eligibility for restricted drugs, including 'biologics.' Please note that there are several forms of the CDAI, and while this is the one most frequently used in Australia, it may not be consistent with other standards or calculators.


  • Enter whole positive numbers only (eg. 1 not 1.3). If unsure of a number, leave it out and add it later: the calculator will still give a partial result.

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