Women and Alcohol in Gothenburg (WAG)

SND-ID: EXT 0047

Description Data and documentation

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 compr

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Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

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

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified

Time period(s) investigated

1986–ongoing

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Gothenburg

Publications

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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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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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Dataset 1
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

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

Time period(s) investigated

1989–1992

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1989–1992
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

399

Response rate/participation rate

83

Dataset 2
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

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

Time period(s) investigated

1994–1998

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1994–1998
  • Source of the data: Population group
Dataset 3
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

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

Time period(s) investigated

2000–2002

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2000–2002
  • Source of the data: Population group
Published: 2014-05-09
Last updated: 2019-12-17