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Phone: Alcohol

SALC - Alcohol Module


OVERVIEW

The format of the 2006 graduate-sibling alcohol module is nearly identical to
that of the 2004 graduate alcohol module (see COR 849) including becoming an
independent module, the 79% random sub-sample and the four new questions from
the M.I.N.I. PLUS 5.0.0.  Because of their similarity to each other, the
variable names are equivalent between the WLS graduates and the
graduate-siblings substituting 'c' for 'g' as the first letter to facilitate
sibling comparisons in this wave as well as previous waves.  The only
difference between the two instruments is that siblings who reported zero
drinking days in the past month (cu026re) were given an additional follow-up
question asking if they had drunk alcohol in the past year (cu125re).

A core set of questions was asked of all respondents whether or not they were
included in the sub-sample.  These questions relate to the drinking habits of
respondents (variables cu025re, cu026re, cu125re, cu027re, cu028re, cu029re)
and if they had ever lived with an alcoholic (variables cu037re, cu038re).  

Further questions about alcoholic symptoms and attitudes about alcohol use are
based on the same 79% random sub-sample of respondents as it was in 1993-1994. 
This is the same sub-sample selected for depression experiences as well. 
Variable cua01re is a flag which equals 1 if respondents were in the sample and
0 if they were not. 

BRIEF VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS

cua01re:		Random sub-sample selection flag (ALCFLAG)

cu025re - cu029re:	Alcohol Use in a Typical Month

cu030re - cu036re:	Selected Alcohol Symptoms from the G-Mast

cu037re - cu038re:	Has Respondent Ever Lived with a 			      
			Problem Drinker

cu039re - cu042re:	Lifetime Alcohol Symptoms from the 					
			M.I.N.I Plus 5.0.0
                  
Note: See COR 959 in Appendix M for variable creation details

cua01re: Eighty percent random sample for depression/alcohol sections.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: ALCFLAG

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
0 R IS NOT IN 80% OF SUBSAMPLE AND NOT ANSWERS DEPRESSION SECTION 423 491 914
1 R IS IN 80% OF SUBSMAPLE AND ANSWERS DEPRESSION SECTION 1607 1749 3356
Note: If CUA01RE is 0, then no further questions are asked.

Religion, cognition, digit ordering, volunteer, and alcohol and depression are asked of the same sample.

This variable is identical to cu001re in the Depression module.

cu025re: Have you ever drunk alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, or mixed alcoholic drinks?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 65 66 131
-3 REFUSED 12 16 28
1 YES 1921 2077 3998
2 NO 32 81 113

cu125re: In the last year, have you drunk any alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, or liquor?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u2_year

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 2 9 11
-2 1539 1579 3118
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
1 YES 164 279 443
2 NO 257 307 564
Note: THERE WERE 51 CASES WHO COMPLETED THE INTERVIEW BEFORE THIS QUESTION WAS ADDED TO THE SURVEY. THEY ARE CODED -2.

cu026re: During the last month, on how many days did you drink alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, or mixed alcoholic drinks?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 20 14 34
-2 32 81 113
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 1 6
0 NEVER/NONE 448 623 1071
1 - 2 285 468 753
3 - 5 367 426 793
6 - 15 383 337 720
16 - 31 424 224 648
Note: RANGE IS FROM 1 TO 31 DAYS

Respondents who responded with everyday were assigned a value of 31 regardless of the number of days in the previous month.

cu027re: About how many drinks did you have on average on days that you drank alcoholic beverages?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-25 ONLY DRANK AT RELIGIOUS SERVICES 0 1 1
-24 VOLUNTEERED < 1 DRINK PER DAY 4 9 13
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 1 3
-2 505 719 1224
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 558 836 1394
2 550 460 1010
3 202 103 305
4 74 25 99
5 27 6 33
6 27 6 33
7 1 1 2
8 3 3 6
10 5 0 5
11 0 1 1
12 3 0 3
31 1 0 1
Note: Those days refers to number of average number of drinking days (gu026re). Range is from 1 to 100 drinks.

Individuals reporting that they only drank at religious services (i.e. Communion wine) were recoded to 0.

Individuals who volunteered that they had less than one drink per day (i.e. Two swallows or half a beer) were coded as 0.5.

Individuals who volunteered that they drank 1.5, 2.5, etc. drinks were recoded (rounded up) to 2, 3, etc.

Individuals who gave range (one or two), (three to five) were given the middle value. If that was not a whole number then they were subject to the previous note.

cu028re: How many drinks did you have in last month?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u2, u3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-25 ONLY DRANK AT RELIGIOUS SERVICES 0 1 1
-24 VOLUNTEERED < 1 DRINK PER DAY 4 9 13
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-2 509 722 1231
1 - 3 255 467 722
4 - 8 291 385 676
9 - 20 355 319 674
21 - 60 422 241 663
62 - 372 128 29 157
Note: Range is 0 to 3100 drinks (CU026RE*CU027RE)

Individuals reporting that they only drank at religious services (i.e. Communion wine) are assigned inappropriate (-2).

cu029re: In the past month, how many times did you have 5 or more drinks on the same occasion?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 19 14 33
-2 618 958 1576
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 4 9
0 NEVER/NONE 970 1081 2051
1 110 57 167
2 77 25 102
3 43 13 56
4 38 10 48
5 23 4 27
6 10 2 12
7 5 0 5
8 8 2 10
10 13 3 16
11 1 0 1
12 5 1 6
15 1 0 1
16 1 0 1
20 5 0 5
21 1 0 1
25 1 0 1
30 5 0 5
31 5 0 5
Note: RANGE IS 0 TO 100 TIMES

cu030re: At any time in your life have you felt bad or guilty about drinking?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 4 2 6
-2 449 561 1010
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
1 YES 466 329 795
2 NO 1043 1282 2325

cu031re: At any time in your life have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 3 1 4
-2 449 561 1010
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 224 60 284
2 NO 1287 1551 2838

cu032re: Has drinking caused a problem for you at work?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u8

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 3 1 4
-2 449 561 1010
1 YES 45 7 52
2 NO 1467 1605 3072

cu033re: Has drinking caused a problem between you and your spouse, children, parents, or other near relatives?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 3 1 4
-2 449 561 1010
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
1 YES 143 45 188
2 NO 1367 1567 2934

cu034rec: Alcohol Symptom Count replicated from 1992. See notes for details.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u6, u7, u8, u9, u10, u11

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED, < 3 VALID COMPONENTS 3 1 4
-2 423 491 914
0 ZERO SYMPTOMS 1009 1335 2344
1 ONE SYMPTOM 310 278 588
2 TWO SYMPTOMS 93 31 124
3 THREE SYMPTOMS 67 23 90
4 FOUR SYMPTOMS 33 11 44
5 FIVE SYMPTOMS 26 4 30
Note: If respondent has never drunk alcohol cu025re =2, then cu034rec is coded 0.

cu034rec=-3 if at least two of the constituent variables were missing. See cua34re for number of valid responses.

cua34re: Number of valid alcohol symptoms used to create CU034REC.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u6, u7, u8, u9, u10, u11

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-2 449 561 1010
0 2 1 3
1 1 0 1
4 6 3 9
5 1506 1609 3115

cu035re: Have you gone to anyone for help about drinking, that is, about your drinking or anyone else's?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 449 561 1010
1 YES 125 140 265
2 NO 1388 1471 2859

cu036re: If you asked for help was it for your drinking or somebody else's?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u11

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-2 1839 2034 3873
1 RESPONDENT 71 27 98
2 SOMEONE ELSE 44 108 152
3 RESPONDENT AND SOMEONE ELSE 10 5 15

cu037re: When you were growing up, that is during your first 18 years, did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u12

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 13 16 29
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 7 7
1 YES 317 438 755
2 NO 1634 1713 3347
Note: 'WHILE GROWING UP' INCLUDES AGES 0 TO 18

cu038re: Have you ever been married to, or lived with someone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic since you were 18?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u13

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 12 15 27
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 1 4
1 YES 129 435 564
2 NO 1820 1723 3543

cu039re: In your lifetime, did you need to drink more to get the same effect that you did when you first started drinking?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u20

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-3 REFUSED 4 2 6
-2 449 561 1010
-1 DON'T KNOW 14 7 21
1 YES 201 65 266
2 NO 1296 1539 2835

cu040re: In your lifetime, have you tried to reduce or stop drinking alcohol but failed?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u23

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-2 1763 2109 3872
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 YES 50 23 73
2 NO 149 42 191

cu041re: In your lifetime, did you spend less time working, enjoying hobbies, or being with others because of your drinking?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u24

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-2 1763 2109 3872
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
1 YES 42 16 58
2 NO 156 49 205

cu042re: In your lifetime, have you continued to drink even though you knew that the drinking caused you health or mental problems?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: u25

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2407 2101 4508
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 66 66 132
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-2 1763 2109 3872
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 2 6
1 YES 65 19 84
2 NO 131 44 175

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