Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults ages 18 and older who had at least 12 alcoholic beverages in their entire life, ALCANYNO reports the number of time units (every day or the number of days per week, month or year) for the frequency with which the person drinks alcohol. ALCANYNO should be paired with ALCANYTP (Frequency drank alcohol in past year: Time period) to obtain the complete frequency of alcohol consumption. Please see Comparability and Universe tabs for information on changes in the wording and universe between samples.
In 1988, ALCANYNO was asked only of sample adults who had drank at least 12 alcoholic beverages in the previous year. For 1997 forward, the universe was expanded to include sample adults who have ever had 12 drinks in their lives. In addition, the 1997-forward questions ask specifically about the frequency of alcohol consumption in the previous year, while the 1988 question asks how often the person drinks any alcoholic beverages on average but does not suggest a time frame.
- 1988: Sample adults age 18+ who had at least 12 drinks in the past year.
- 1997-2018: Sample adults age 18+ who had at least 12 drinks in any one year or at least 12 drinks in entire life.
- 1988, 1997-2018
- No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to ALCANYNO for more information.