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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 5.9

Variables Used in the Regression Analyses

Dependent Variables Primary Alcohol and Drug Variables Control Variables
  • Employment in past month
  • Earnings in past month
  • Wage rate (earnings/hours worked)
  • Variables used in reported models

  • Alcohol dependence and early drinking and later drinking
  • Drug dependence ever
  • Variables tested in models not reported

  • Alcohol dependence: current; prior to past year
  • Alcohol abuse: current; prior to past year
  • Alcohol consumption (current)
  • Drug dependence: current; prior to past year
  • Drug abuse: current; prior to past year
  • Reduced model

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Ethnic background
  • Rural/urban residence
  • Children in household
  • Depression disorder ever
  • Full model adds these variables to the reduced model

  • Educational attainment
  • Skilled profession
  • Marital status

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