# Does AUC for multiple logistic regression make sense if prediction is not the goal?

Does it makes sense to calculate the AUC if I do not want to use my multiple logistic regression model for predictions? I only want to calculate some odds ratios and test if the variables in my model have a significant influence and adjust for some covariates.

More basically, the AUC tells you how well ordered your predicted probabilities are. That is, if you compared the predicted probabilities for two units, $i$ and $i'$, and $p(y_i=1) > p(y_{i'}=1)$, then you would prefer that $y_i = 1$ and $y_{i'} = 0$. The AUC is the proportion of times that is the case.