FSD1234 Unrecorded Alcohol Consumption in Finland 1998Detailed description (collection | citation | publications)
Österberg, Esa (National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES). Alcohol and Drug Research Group)
Keywords: alcohol consumption, alcohol import, alcohol smuggling, alcohol use, home-made alcohol, moonshine
The survey charts the extent of unrecorded alcohol consumption and production in Finland. Firstly, respondents were asked how often they drink alcohol and whether they had used pure, home-made or smuggled alcohol in the past 12 months. Those who had produced home-made alcohol themselves were asked to state the amount in liters. Some questions focused on what percentage of the respondent's total alcohol consumption consisted of home-made, smuggled or privately imported alcohol.
Respondents were asked whether they know someone who has smuggled pure alcohol/spirits or has produced moonshine (home-made illegal alcohol). Questions also covered whether respondents had been offered to buy that kind of alcohol, and how many litres they had bought in the past 12 months. Respondents were asked how many trips or cruises abroad they had made and how often, how many litres and what kind of alcohol products they themselves had imported. Respondents' total consumption of alcohol was charted, including what percentage consisted of privately imported alcoholic beverages or of alcohol consumed abroad.
Background variables included respondent's gender, age, basic and vocational education, occupational group, employment status, annual gross income of the household, number of household members, household composition, province of residence, municipality type, occupational group of household head, primary and secondary choice of political party if the parliamentary elections were held now, and party of choice in the 1996 municipal elections.