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Term: Adolescent Drinking - (CCHS Survey Data)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-08-04


In the CCHS, respondents aged 12-19 were asked the question, "During the past 12 months, have you had a drink of beer, wine, liquor or any other alcoholic beverage?" Respondents could answer yes, no, don't know, refuse, or not state an answer. Respondents who answered yes, don't know, or refused to answer were then asked the following questions:

  1. "During the past 12 months, how often did you drink alcoholic beverages?" (responses were dichotomized into once a week or more and less than once a week or never);
  2. "How often in the past 12 months have you had five or more drinks on one occasion?" (responses were dichotomized into at least once or never);
  3. "Thinking back over the past week, did you have a drink of beer, wine, liquor or any other alcoholic beverage?" (responses were dichotomized into at least once or never).
Respondents for which these subsequent questions were not applicable were categorized as non-drinkers as they had answered to the initial alcohol consumption question that they do not drink at all. Respondents who answered don't know, not stated, or refused to answer the questions were excluded from analyses.

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