Women and Alcohol in Gothenburg (WAG)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Gunnel Hensing - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Fredrik Spak - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Description:

The study Women and Alcohol in Gothenburg (WAG) is a longitudinal study that started in 1986.
WAG has data from three interview waves, 1989-1992, 1994-1998 and 2000-2002. It comprises data from 2421 interviews, including 1432 baseline interviews and 989 follow-up interviews. ,

In 2013 a new data collection has started in the project.
WAG is designed as a two stage study. In the first step, specific female birth cohorts included in the study population for the first time and registered in central and western districts of Gothenburg, received a 13-item alcohol problem screening questionnaire called Women Screening and Alcohol (SWAG). In the second step, women were selected for a structured interview by stratified sampling according to their scores in the SWAG questionnaire. This two-step way enables the group of women with alcohol problems to be greater than in a random sampling.
Each wave of data collection consist of baseline interviews birth cohorts included for the first time, as well as follow-up interviews with earlier baseline cohorts.

The structured interview questionnaire mainly com

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Gunnel Hensing - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Fredrik Spak - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0047

Purpose:

The primary aim of the project is to follow the development of drinking habits and alcohol problems, to examine the motives women have to drink alcohol, to study the negative consequences of alcohol and to study the relationship between alcohol problems, mental health disorders, anxiety and depression.

Description:

The study Women and Alcohol in Gothenburg (WAG) is a longitudinal study that started in 1986.
WAG has data from three interview waves, 1989-1992, 1994-1998 and 2000-2002. It comprises data from 2421 interviews, including 1432 baseline interviews and 989 follow-up interviews. ,

In 2013 a new data collection has started in the project.
WAG is designed as a two stage study. In the first step, specific female birth cohorts included in the study population for the first time and registered in central and western districts of Gothenburg, received a 13-item alcohol problem screening questionnaire called Women Screening and Alcohol (SWAG). In the second step, women were selected for a structured interview by stratified sampling according to their scores in the SWAG questionnaire. This two-step way enables the group of women with alcohol problems to be greater than in a random sampling.
Each wave of data collection consist of baseline interviews birth cohorts included for the first time, as well as follow-up interviews with earlier baseline cohorts.

The structured interview questionnaire mainly com

... Show more..

Time period(s) investigated:

1986 — ongoing

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2013

Source of the data: Population group

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Gothenburg

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Women aged 25-65 years and residing in Gothenburg, at baseline.

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Stratified

Contact person for questions about the data:

Gunnel Hensing

Publications

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Hensing G, Spak F, Thundal KL, Ostlund A. Decreased risk of alcohol dependence and/or misuse in women with high self-assertiveness and leadership abilities. Alcohol Alcohol. 2003 May-Jun;38(3):232-8.
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Östlund A, Hensing G, Sundh V, Spak F. Changes in some personality traits after recovery from alcohol dependence/abuse, anxiety and depression--results of a 5-year follow-up in a general population sample of women. Nord J Psychiatry. 2007;61(4):279-87.
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Dataset EXT 0047-001

WAG - Interviews 1989-1992

Description:

At the first data collection, 399 women participated in a personal interview, representing a response rate of 83 %.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1989 — 1992

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

1989 — 1992

Number of individuals/objects:

399

Response rate/participation rate:

83 %

Dataset EXT 0047-002

WAG - Interviews 1994-1998

Description:

Data collection between 1994-1998 consist of baseline interviews with birth cohorts included for the first time, as well as follow-up interviews with earlier baseline cohorts.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1994 — 1998

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

1994 — 1998

Dataset EXT 0047-003

Wag - Interviews 2000-2002

Description:

Data collection between 2000-2002 consist of baseline interviews with birth cohorts included for the first time, as well as follow-up interviews with earlier baseline cohorts.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2000 — 2002

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2000 — 2002