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Frequency drank alcohol in past year: Days per month

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ALCDAYSMO reports the average number of days per month during the past year when the sample adult drank alcohol. ALCDAYSYR indicates the total number of days during the past year and ALCDAYSWK reports the average number of days per week when the sample adult drank alcoholic beverages.

The Field Representative's Manual defines alcohol to "include as alcohol all types of beer (including stout, ale, malt liquor, or light beer, but does not include alcohol-free beer), wine (including port, sherry, sangria wine coolers, and champagne), and liquor (including brandy, liqueurs, scotch, whiskeys, tequila and gin)."


This variable is comparable over time.


  • 1997-2003: Sample adults age 18+ who had at least 12 drinks in lifetime.


  • 1997-2003