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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Phone: Alcohol

UALC - Alcohol Module Sibling-Spouse Phone Instrument

OVERVIEW

This module contains data about the WLS sibling's spouse experiences with
alcohol. The 80% sub-sample of respondents were given this module.  Respondents
are only asked a subset of the questions that the WLS siblings are asked (see
COR 849). Respondents in this sub-sample were asked about their typical alcohol
consumption and whether or not they had lived with a problem drinker.  To
facilitate comparison, the variable names are equivalent to the WLS siblings
except they begin with a 'b' rather than a 'c'.

BRIEF VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS

bua01re                 Random sub-sample selection flag (ALCFLAG)
	
bu025re - bu029re       Typical alcohol consumption

bu037re - bu038re       Living with problem drinkers


For more information on the Alcohol Module see Appendix M.

bua01re: 80% random sample for Depression and Alcohol sections

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
0 NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALCOHOL SUBSAMPLE 214 233 447
1 INCLUDED IN THE ALCOHOL SUBSAMPLE 732 946 1678
Note: NOTE: If bua01re is 0, then no further questions are asked.

Religion, recall, alcohol and depression are asked of the same sample.

This variable is identical to bu001re in the Depression module.

bu025re: Have you ever drunk alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, or mixed alcoholic drinks?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 REFUSED 4 1 5
-2 214 233 447
1 YES 709 898 1607
2 NO 19 47 66

bu026re: 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 Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u20

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 REFUSED 7 2 9
-2 233 280 513
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
0 NEVER/NONE 157 236 393
1 - 31 NUMBER OF DRINKING DAYS PER MONTH 548 659 1207

bu027re: About how many drinks did you have on average on days that you drank alcoholic beverages?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u30

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 REFUSED 0 2 2
-2 398 520 918
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
1 - 21 AVG. NUMBER OF DRINKS PER DAY 546 657 1203

bu029re: In the past month, how many times did you have 5 or more drinks on the same occasion?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u50

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 REFUSED 7 2 9
-2 440 631 1071
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 2 6
0 NEVER/NONE 375 486 861
1 - 31 NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 5+ DRINKS 120 58 178

bu037re: 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 Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u60

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 REFUSED 6 3 9
-2 214 233 447
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 YES 124 193 317
2 NO 601 750 1351

bu038re: 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 Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u70

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 REFUSED 6 2 8
-2 214 233 447
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 46 182 228
2 NO 680 761 1441

bu028re: How many drinks did you have in last month?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: bu026re and bu027re

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-2 400 522 922
1 - 186 NUMBER OF DRINKS PER MONTH 545 657 1202
372 1 0 1

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