Journal article

The influence of households on drinking behaviour: A multilevel analysis

N Rice, R Carr-Hill, P Dixon, M Sutton

SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1998

Abstract

This paper examines the influence of household membership and area of residence on individual drinking behaviour using a multilevel modelling approach. The effects are investigated using data from the Health Survey for England (HSE) in which multiple interviews were conducted in the same household. With the use of postal address, the data were organised into a hierarchical structure of individuals within households within enumeration districts. After controlling for characteristics of individuals thought to influence or correlate with drinking behaviour, unexplained variation in alcohol consumption was attributed to individual, household and area effects. Household influences on drinking beh..

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