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Days had at least 1 drink, past 30 days

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For sample persons age 12 to 21, ALCDAYS30D asks how many days in the past 30 days the person had at least one drink of alcohol. Alcohol was defined as including beer, wine, wine coolers, and liquor such as rum, gin, vodka, or whiskey.

ALCDAYS30D was part of the 1992 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which was conducted as a follow-up to the 1992 National Health Interview Survey. It was sponsored by the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and included variables on alcohol use, along with weapons use, smoking, illegal drug use, AIDS/HIV education, diet, nutrition, physical activities, and sexual behaviors.

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ALCDAYS30D has no comparability issues.


  • 1992: Sample persons age 12-21.


  • 1992