Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable spirits: How often drink spirits

Literal Question

MQ20. At present, how often do you drink anything alcoholic, such as beer, wine or spirits likeā€¦.[Add appropriate examples]?  Try to include even those times when you only drink a small amount.  
C. Spirits

PostQuestion Text

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Values Categories N
1 Every day 1182
 0.6%
2 Every week 5968
 3.2%
3 Every month 9657
 5.2%
4 Rarely 28821
 15.5%
5 Never 140269
 75.5%
Sysmiss 20041

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 185897
Missing cases 20041
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 5.0
Mean 4.619
This variable is numeric

Notes

Source:  HBSC surveys1985/86, 1989/90, 1993/94, 1997/98, 2001/02

Description: A measure of the frequency with which adolescents currently consume alcohol. The item on 'Alcopops' concerns beverages that are categorised as 'Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages' (FABs) by the drinks industry, and includes both 'pre-mixed' and 'designer' drinks.  The addition of this item acknowledges the growth in popularity of these drinks amongst young people over the past ten years.

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