Table 1: Project data description table

Project name Soryacher Asar Ani Hacher Amcho Shodh (SAAHAS)
Objective To describe the prevalence and risk factors of heavy drinking in men and women in rural and urban communities.

To describe the relationship between alcohol use and other health and social outcomes, especially sexual risk behaviours.

Dates Oct 2004 To Jan 2008
Principal Investigator Dr Vikram Patel (Sangath); Dr Tom Greenfield and Dr. Madhabika Nayak (Alcohol Research Group, USA)
Sites State: Goa, India
District: North Goa
Talukas ( Rural): Bicholim, Valpoi, Sattari &  (Urban) Bardez
Study Design Cross-sectional survey
Sample Description The study targeted adults ranging in age group from 18 – 49 years. A two-staged probability sampling was used to select respondents and involved the development of a sampling frame of a-priori gender based selection of households for each of the two areas (rural & urban) based on the 2004 electoral rolls.
Sample size 4593 households (1935 Male  households, 2658 female  households)
Randomization method (if applicable) A two-staged probability sampling
Recruitment (number of participants) Screener interview was completed with 4529 respondents (1899 men; 2630 women); a second stage more detailed interview was carried out with 1977 respondents (1034 men and 938 women) who were sampled on the basis of their drinking histories elicited in the screening phase.
Codebook available Yes
Measures used Socio-economic data; Standard of Living Index; Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT);  Rapid Alcohol Problem Screener (RAPS 4); General Health Questionnaire (GHQ12)
Database type SPSS 12
Database description (briefly describe the variables provided in the database) Individual level data on respondents patterns  of alcohol use, and its impact on variables related to sexual risk behaviors and a wide range of other health and social outcomes.
Funder NIAAA
Collaborating institutions Alcohol Research Group (ARG), Berkley, USA

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