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Period drank 5 or more drinks a day everyday: Number of units


ALC5DAYNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Never or less than 6 times per year
995: 995+
996: Not in Universe
999: Unknown


For sample adults who answered "yes" to ALC5DAY, indicating that there was a period in their lives when they had five or more alcoholic beverages a day almost every day, ALC5DAYNO indicates the number of time units in which they drank five or more drinks almost every day. Time units are defined as days, weeks, months, or years by the variable ALC5DAYTP.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who ever had a period of time when they drank 5+ alcoholic drinks almost every day.


  • 1987