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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

HALC - Alcohol Module Graduate-Spouse Phone Instrument
	

OVERVIEW

This module contains data about the WLS graduate'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 graduates 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 graduates
except they begin with an 'a' rather than a 'g'.


BRIEF VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS


aua01re			Random sub-sample selection flag (ALCFLAG)
	
au025re - au029re	Typical alcohol consumption

au037re - au038re	Living with problem drinkers


Note: See Cor 890 in Appendix M for variable creation details

aua01re: Random 80 percent sample for alcohol section.

Data source: Graduate Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: ALCFLAG

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
0 NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALCOHOL SUBSAMPLE 408 449 857
1 INCLUDED IN THE ALCOHOL SUBSAMPLE 1400 1633 3033
Note: If aua01re is 0, then no further questions are asked.

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

This variable is identical to au001re in the Depression module.

au025re: Have you ever drunk alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, or mixed alcoholic drinks?

Data source: Graduate Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 3 3 6
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-2 408 449 857
1 YES 1365 1560 2925
2 NO 31 68 99

au026re: During the last month, on how many days did you drink alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, or mixed alcoholic drinks?

Data source: Graduate Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u20

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 3 3 6
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-2 439 517 956
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 3 7
0 NEVER/NONE 285 467 752
1 - 31 NUMBER OF DRINKING DAYS PER MONTH 1076 1090 2166

au027re: About how many drinks did you have on average on days that you drank alcoholic beverages?

Data source: Graduate Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u30

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 3 3 6
-3 REFUSED 3 0 3
-2 729 989 1718
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 2 9
1 - 21 AVG. NUMBER OF DRINKS PER DAY 1066 1088 2154

au028re: How many drinks did you have in last month?

Data source: Graduate Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: au026re and au027re

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 3 3 6
-2 739 991 1730
1 - 186 NUMBER OF DRINKS PER MONTH 1066 1088 2154

au029re: In the past month, how many times did you have 5 or more drinks on the same occasion?

Data source: Graduate Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u50

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 3 3 6
-3 REFUSED 3 2 5
-2 794 1163 1957
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 2 9
0 NEVER/NONE 791 828 1619
1 - 31 NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 5+ DRINKS 210 84 294

au037re: 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: Graduate Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u60

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 3 3 6
-3 REFUSED 1 3 4
-2 408 449 857
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 3 7
1 YES 242 383 625
2 NO 1150 1241 2391

au038re: Have you ever been married to, or lived with someone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic since you were 18?

Data source: Graduate Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2004      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_u70

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 3 3 6
-3 REFUSED 1 6 7
-2 408 449 857
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 3 4
1 YES 54 284 338
2 NO 1341 1337 2678

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