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FSD1257 Alcohol Use 2002

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  • R├Ąty, Reetta (Helsingin Sanomat. Weekly supplement Nyt)

Keywords

alcohol use, alcoholism, drinking behaviour, drug use

Abstract

The survey of alcohol use was conducted by the weekly supplement NYT of the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat in 2002. It was directed to all readers of the newspaper aged 18 or over. The data contain the structured parts of the survey. The number of respondents was 4542. The respondents were asked at what age they had been drunk for the first time and what had happened on that occasion. Questions also covered the respondents' drinking habits, how often they were drunk, where and with whom. Favourite drink (beer, wine, cider, liquor, punch etc) and drug use were studied. Finally, the respondents were asked what the most pleasant and unpleasant thing in being intoxicated was.

Background variables included the respondent's age, sex, occupation and the drinking habits of parents.

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