Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Data Archive

Aborigines who abstain from alcohol, 1990-1993: File p01

Patients at Perth Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) and Carnarvon Aboriginal Medical Service were invited to take part in a study about alcohol and health and why some people don't drink alcohol.

A sample of patients aged 15 years and over took part in the first part of the study, which involved a short interview. Basic demographic data were collected, and questions were asked about drinking and smoking. A sub-sample of patients took part in a second survey. This involved a much longer interview about their life and health, and reasons for drinkng and not drinking.

Background variables collected in the first interview included: sex, age, birthplace, usual residence, marital status, children, education, income and employment.
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