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Variable Label: # of times in life made bet of any kind


GM1.

(RB, PG 80)

The next questions are about how often you have ever bet or gambled for money. In answering, think about all the times you ever made a bet of any sort -- (READ SLOWLY) from betting on sports in an office pool to playing cards with friends, buying lottery tickets, playing bingo, speculating on high risk stocks, playing pool or golf for money, playing slot machines, betting on horse races, and any other kind of betting or gambling. Taking all these things together, what's your best estimate of how many times you ever made a bet of any kind in your entire life?

1 NEVER

2 1-10 TIMES

3 11-50 TIMES

4 51-100 TIMES

5 101-500 TIMES

6 501-1000 TIMES

7 MORE THAN 1000

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ValueLabelFrequencyValid
Percent
Total
Percent
1NEVER159732.13%26.26%
21-10 TIMES125525.25%20.63%
311-50 TIMES77415.57%12.73%
451-100 TIMES49009.86%08.06%
5101-500 TIMES36807.40%06.05%
6501-1000 TIMES14903.00%02.45%
7MORE THAN 100033806.80%05.56%
-9REFUSED7-00.12%
-8DONT KNOW15-00.25%
.Missing1089-17.91%

Disclaimer: Frequencies displayed above are not weighted.

  • Missing Data Codes: -9 (Refused), -8 (Don't know), . (Missing)
  • Total Cases: 6082

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GM1 <> 1

1 EXPR IS FALSE (see V05695)

2 EXPR IS TRUE

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    Variable Label: Age 1st placed bet or gambled with money


    GM2.

    How old were you the very first time you placed a bet or gambled for money?

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    • Valid N: 3232
    • Refused: 155
    • Don't Know: 9
    • Missing (Other): 0
    • Missing (System): 2686
    MeanStd DevMedianMinMax
    22.6110.6720.0005.00083.000
    • Valid Range: 5 - 83
    • Total Cases: 6082

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    (((((GM1 = 4) OR (GM1 = 5)) OR (GM1 = 6)) OR (GM1 = 7)) OR (GM1 = DONTKNOW)) OR (GM1 = REFUSAL)

    1 EXPR IS FALSE (see V05690)

    2 EXPR IS TRUE

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      Variable Label: Gambled at least weekly for 6 months or more in a row


      GM4.

      Did you ever have a time in your life when you placed a bet or gambled at least once every week for six month or more in a row?

      1 YES

      5 NO (see V05690)

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      ValueLabelFrequencyValid
      Percent
      Total
      Percent
      1YES58543.11%09.62%
      5NO77256.89%12.69%
      -9REFUSED7-00.12%
      -8DONT KNOW3-00.05%
      .Missing4715-77.52%

      Disclaimer: Frequencies displayed above are not weighted.

      • Missing Data Codes: -9 (Refused), -8 (Don't know), . (Missing)
      • Total Cases: 6082

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      Variable Label: Age 1st started gambling weekly for 6 months in a row


      GM5.

      About how old were you when you first started to bet or gamble at least once a week for six months in a row?

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      • Valid N: 561
      • Refused: 23
      • Don't Know: 1
      • Missing (Other): 0
      • Missing (System): 5497
      MeanStd DevMedianMinMax
      27.3212.0725.0005.00076.000
      • Valid Range: 5 - 76
      • Total Cases: 6082

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      Variable Label: Largest amount of money lost in single year


      GM6.

      Taking all your wins and losses over a full year together, what is the largest amount of money you ever lost in a single year?

      CODE 'NO LOSS' or 'LOSS LESS THAN $1' AS '0'

      CODE MORE THAN $9997 AS 9997

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      • Valid N: 3223
      • Refused: 152
      • Don't Know: 10
      • Missing (Other): 0
      • Missing (System): 2697
      MeanStd DevMedianMinMax
      493.191445.8060.0000.0009997.000
      • Valid Range: 0 - 9997
      • Total Cases: 6082

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