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Largest number of drinks in a single day, past 12 months

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For sample adults age 18 to 44, ALCMAXDAYR reports the largest number of drinks the respondent had in a single day in the past 12 months. This variable can be used in conjunction with ALCMAXDAYOFT, which reports how often in the past year the respondent drank this amount

ALCMAXDAYR was part of a 1991 supplement on drug and alcohol use, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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.


ALCMAXDAYR is only available for 1991.


  • 1991: Sample adults age 18-44.


  • 1991