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Drinking in past 2 weeks typical of past year

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For sample persons age 18 who had a least one drink in the past year, ALCTYP2WK reports if the amount of alcohol they had in the past two weeks was typical of the amount of alcohol they drank during the past 12 months.

In 1988, ALCTYP2WK was part of a supplement on alcohol use. For other years, it was part of the Health Prevention and Disease Promotion supplement periodically included in the NHIS which helped measure national goals towards the Health People Initiative of the U.S. Surgeon General. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop down menu and search functions for related variables.


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  • 1985; 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who ever drank 12 alcoholic drinks in entire life, ever drank 12 drinks in any 1 year, and had at least one alcoholic drink in the past year. and drank at least one day in the past 2 weeks; REF/DK/NA days drank in past 2 weeks.
  • 1988: Sample adults age 18+ who are current drinkers (had 12+ drinks in past 12 months)
  • 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who have had at least one drink of alcohol in the past year and who drank at least one day in the past 2 weeks or for whom the number of days drank in the past 2 weeks was unknown.


  • 1985, 1988, 1990-1991