Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

Variable drnk_bin: Binge drinking among adults who drink [C]

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically AA_3A and AA_3B.

Descriptive Text

Binge drinking is defined as 5 or more alcoholic drinks in a single day for men and 4 or more alcoholic drinks in a single day for women. A yes/no category variable was created with entries to questions AA_3A and AA_3B. The universe for this variable includes all adult respondents age 18 and older who had alcoholic drinks last year.

Values Categories N NW
0 No binge drinking in the last year 2056 1,059,466.0
 54.2%
1 Binge drinking at least once in last year 1362 895,245.7
 45.8%
-8 Not in universe 3792 2,641,329.6

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 3418 1954711.707
Missing cases 3792 2641329.613
Standard deviation 0.49 0.498
This variable is numeric

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