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Ever drink alcohol

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For sample adults age 18 to 44, ALCDRINKEV reports whether the person ever had at least one drink of beer, wine, or liquor in their entire life.

ALCDRINKEV was part of a 1991 supplement on drug and alcohol use, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The supplement was self-administered. It included the questions on the types and frequency of illegal substances, and age at first use. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable is only available for 1991.


  • 1991: Sample adults age 18-44.


  • 1991