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GM1# of times in life made bet of any kindV04950GM1
GM1_1A# times in life bet on sports w/ friends or office pool V04951
GM1_1B# times in life bet on sports w/ bookie or parlay cardsV04952
GM1_1C# times in life played cards/dice/chess/mental skill for moneyV04953
GM1_1D# times in life played games of physical skill for moneyV04954
GM1_1E# times in life specul on high risk stocks/real estate/futuresV04955
GM1_1F# times in life playing #s/lotto/video lottery/inst lottoV04956
GM1_1G# times in life gambling on internetV04957
GM1_1H# times in life playing video poker/other gambling machinesV04958
GM1_1I# times in life playing slot machines/bingo/pull tabsV04959
GM1_1J# times in life betting on horse/dog races or dog/cock fightsV04960
GM1_1K# times in life gambling at casinoV04961
GM2Age 1st placed bet or gambled with moneyV04962GM2
GM4Gambled at least weekly for 6 months or more in a rowV04963GM4
GM5Age 1st started gambling weekly for 6 months in a rowV04964GM5
GM6Largest amount of money lost in single yearV04965GM6
GM8AGambling interfered with work/school/homeV04966
GM8BGambling caused argument/probs w/ family/friends/coworkersV04967
GM8CTried to keep family/friends from knowing how much gambledV04968
GM8DSometimes claimed to be winning when actually losingV04969
GM10ASpend lots of time thinking about gambling when shouldn'tV04970
GM10BLots of time planning bets or studying odds when shouldn'tV04971
GM10CIncreased amt of bets over time to keep it excitingV04972
GM10DOften used betting/gambling to improve moodV04973
GM10EGamble to escape or stop thinking about personal problemsV04974
GM10FAfter losing money would return soon to win back lossesV04975
GM10GGambled more in hope of winning back big gambling debtV04976
GM10HTry to raise gambling money by writing bad checks/steal/illegalV04977
GM10IRepeatedly borrow from family/friends to support gamblingV04978
GM10JStrong irrestistable desire to bet/gambleV04979
GM10KGambled when promised self not to/bet more than intended V04980
GM10L# of serious attempts to cut down/stop gamblingV04981
GM13Trying to cut down gambling make you feel restless/irritableV04982
GM14ASince 1st tried to stop, longest time not gambledV04983
GM14BUnit of time longest period of not gambling, GM14V04984
GM16Remember exact age of very 1st gambling problemV04985
GM16BEstimate age 1st problem because of gambling V04989
GM16A1Age 1st problem because of gambling before teensV04987
GM16A2Age 1st problem because of gambling before 20sV04988
GM16AExact age of 1st problem because of gamblingV04986
GM17Recent problem because of gambling in past monthsV04990
GM18Age of last problem because of gamblingV04991
GM19# of diff years in life ever had problem because of gamblingV04992
GM20Remember exact age 1st gambling problemV04993
GM20AExact age 1st gambling problemV04994
GM20BEstimate age 1st problems because of gamblingV04995
GM20B1Age 1st problems because of gambling before teensV04996
GM20B2Age 1st problems because of gambling before 20sV04997
GM21Recent problems because of gambling in past monthsV04998
GM22Age last time any problems because of gambling V04999
GM22A1Age last time problems because of gambling before teensV05000
GM22A2Age last time problems because of gambling before 20sV05001
GM23# of different years in life at least 1 gambling problemV05002
GM24Had 5 or more gambling problems in same yearV05003
GM25Age 1st had 5 or more of gambling problems in same yearV05004
GM25A1Age 1st had 5 or more of gamb probs same year before teensV05005
GM25A2Age 1st had 5 or more of gamb probs same year before 20sV05006
GM27# of days made any sort of bet in past yearV05007
GM29Overall ahead or behind in all losses and wins over past yearV05008
GM29AHow much ahead/behind over past yearV05009
GM30Year in life when gambled more frequently than in past yearV05010
GM31Prefer to gamble alone or with friendsV05011
GM32If same payoff, would pick instant ticket or wait to hear ticketV05012
GM33Age last bet or gambled V05013
GM34In year gambled most-# days bet or gambledV05014
GM35In year gambled most-prefer to gamble alone or w/ friendsV05015
GM36During gambl pick instant/wait to hear ticket for same payoffV05016
GM37AExtent gambled for excitementV05017
GM37BExtent gambled to relax/have funV05018
GM37CExtent gambled to win moneyV05019
GM37DExtent gambled to be with/make new friendsV05020
GM38ALost track of time when gamblingV05021
GM38BIn trance-like state when gamblingV05022
GM38CFeel you are watching yourself gambleV05023
GM40Talked to professional about problems with gamblingV05024
GM40AAge 1st talked toprofessional about gambling problemsV05025
GM40B# of visits to professional about gambling probs in past yearV05026
GM41Went to self-help group for people w/ gambling problemsV05027
GM41AAge 1st went to self-help group for gambling problemsV05028
GM41B# of self-help group phone calls/mtgs attended in past yearV05029
GM43Received helpful/effective trmt/cousel for gambling problemV05030
GM43AAge 1st helpful treatment/counsel for gambling problemV05031
GM43B# of different profs seen for gambling incl helpful trmt docV05032
GM43C# of different profs or self-help groups seen for gambling probsV05033

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