This study focuses on the drinking and driving habits of
Americans. The questionnaire contained 51 questions. Respondents were
interviewed over the telephone and asked about their frequency of
consumption of alcoholic beverages, where they most often drank,
their mode of transportation to and from this location, their driving
and drinking experiences, and their age, sex, educational attainment,
and socioeconomic status.
Snortum, John R. DRINKING AND DRIVING: A SURVEY OF LICENSED DRIVERS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1983. 2nd ICPSR version. Claremont, CA: Claremont Graduate School [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08356.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08356.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-0059)
Scope of Study
driving under the influence,
Date of Collection:
The universe for this study is adults 16 years of age and
older who possessed a valid driver's license.
Data Collection Notes:
The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format
(PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems
Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as
the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the
Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.
The first 1,000 cases were drawn using a national
probability sample of the 48 contiguous states. The final 400 cases
were selected from an oversample of 20 states. Conditions were imposed
to yield approximately 50 percent males and 50 percent females.
Respondents were interviewed over the telephone using random-digit
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1985-03-18
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one
or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well
as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable,
and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to
reflect these additions.
- 2002-03-08 The data file was reformatted to logical record
length format, and a corresponding codebook and SAS and SPSS data
definition statements were created. Existing hardcopy documentation
was converted to PDF.
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