Dataset: Alcohol Survey


This data documentation publication deals with the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research's Alcohol Survey from 2002. The survey's overall theme is the drinking habits of the Danish population, including the Danes': self-reported consumption of beer, wine and spirits, selfreported intoxication, drinking habits, reasons to drink alcohol, attitudes towards alcohol consumption, policy tools regarding alcohol, and reflections, experiences and consequences associated with their own and other people's drinking.

The data for the Alcohol Survey 2002 was collected using a questionnaire which was sent out by post in March 2002 to participants selected for the survey. Participants selected for the survey were 3,120 randomly selected Danes aged 18-70 years. The 3,120 selected  participants were selected by a random sample of 30 men and 30 women from each age group, extending from 1932 to 1984, from the Civil Registration System. In addition to the questionnaire, the letter which the selected participants received also contained a note informing them about the survey, and stating that participation in the survey was voluntary. One month after the first questionnaires were sent out, the selected participants who had not responded to the survey were sent a new questionnaire by post. The completed questionnaires were electronically processed by the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Aarhus.

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Alcohol Survey

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Name Affiliation Abbreviation
SFI - The Danish National Centre for Social Research

Technical Report (English)

Technical Report (Danish)

Questionnaire (English)

Questionnaire (Danish)

Codebook (English)

Codebook (Danish)

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