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Table 1 Summary statistics of key variables in the NFHS

From: The effectiveness and effects of alcohol regulation: evidence from India

Variable Mean Std. dev. Min Max Obs.
All men (ages 15 to 50)
 Proportion
  Drinks 0.235 0.424 0 1 208,356
  Smokes 0.299 0.458 0 1 208,362
  Chews tobacco 0.248 0.432 0 1 208,360
  Can drink legally 0.478 0.500 0 1 208,437
  Married 0.605 0.489 0 1 208,091
  Hindu 0.757 0.429 0 1 208,091
  Muslim 0.121 0.326 0 1 208,091
 Age 29.78 10.15 15 50 208,360
 Years of schooling 7.21 4.89 0 24 208,141
 Household size 6.558 3.518 1 46 208,091
Husbands (ages 15 to 50)
 Proportion
  Husband drinks 0.301 0.459 0 1 83,364
  Husband smokes 0.456 0.498 0 1 83,364
  Wife drinks 0.021 0.142 0 1 83,359
  Wife reports domestic violence 0.179 0.384 0 1 83,358
  Husband is of legal drinking age 0.929 0.257 0 1 83,364
  Urban residence 0.322 0.467 0 1 83,364
  Wife believes that husband is justified in beating spouse if he suspects her of being unfaithful 0.305 0.461 0 1 83,364
  Wife has own money that she can control 0.543 0.498 0 1 83,364
  Hindu 0.808 0.394 0 1 83,364
  Muslim 0.117 0.321 0 1 83,364
 Age of husband 39.7 8.818 15 60 83,364
 Years of husband’s schooling 5.98 5.075 0 24 83,364
 Number of children 2.957 1.684 0 14 83,364
 Years of wife’s schooling 3.581 4.617 0 23 83,364
 Age of wife 33.8 8.07 15 49 83,364
 Household size 5.415 2.248 1 35 83,364
 Ratio of wife’s schooling to husband’s 0.898 1.146 0.01 18 83,263
 Ratio of wife’s age to husband’s 0.852 0.1 0.31 1.91 83,364
  1. Underlying data are from the NFHS-2 and NFHS-3 waves