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Adult SC Questionnaire Wave 2

Added by afshin zilanawala over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Data analysis
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Start date:
10/05/2015
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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hi User support,

i'm using the questions on alcohol drinking from the W2 SC interview. specifically my questions are about Q23 which is labeled as SCAGE1DRINK in the pdf and b_scage1drink in the data file.

1. there is no variable SCEVERDRNK. i've been advised by a colleague that those who are assigned inapplicable or -8 on SCAGE1DRINK are the people who never had an alcoholic drink (as described as Q31 in the questionnaire). is this a correct assumption?

2. assuming #1, i proceed to create a binary variable for those who have never drank (-8's from above) and those who have had a drink. when i weight this variable with b_indscus_xw, then i lose the 'never drinkers' or -8. they do not have a weight value. i was advised from a previous user support question that this is the right weight to use. but now i'm stuck because i lose my 'never drinkers' if the latter is assumed correctly from '-8'. what should i do?

thanks for any help!
afshin

History

#1 Updated by Redmine Admin about 4 years ago

  • Category changed from Weights to Data documentation
  • Assignee changed from Olena Kaminska to afshin zilanawala
  • Target version set to M2
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

Please note that we have no self-completion data for observations with missing value codes -7 (proxy respondent) and -8 (inapplicable). See also self-completion flag, b_scflag_dv. We are planning to release SCEVERDRNK later this year. The data were collected on a paper questionnaire and we are aware that a small number of responses are not internally coherent, e.g. some might reply that they did not have a drink in the last 12 months and then go on to give details about the past week, etc.
On behalf of the team, Jakob

#2 Updated by afshin zilanawala about 4 years ago

thanks very much Jakob! i'll look for the data update.

Redmine Admin wrote:

Please note that we have no self-completion data for observations with missing value codes -7 (proxy respondent) and -8 (inapplicable). See also self-completion flag, b_scflag_dv. We are planning to release SCEVERDRNK later this year. The data were collected on a paper questionnaire and we are aware that a small number of responses are not internally coherent, e.g. some might reply that they did not have a drink in the last 12 months and then go on to give details about the past week, etc.
On behalf of the team, Jakob

#3 Updated by Redmine Admin about 4 years ago

  • Category changed from Data documentation to Data analysis

#4 Updated by Redmine Admin about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100

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