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Usual number of drinks of liquor at one sitting

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For sample adults age 20 and over, AMTLIQUOR reports how many drinks of liquor the respondent usually has in one sitting. Researchers interested in quality of alcohol consumed can also refer to AMTWINE, the usual number of drinks of wine in one sitting, and AMTBEER, the usual number of drinks of beer in one setting.

The question for AMTLIQUOR was asked for a sub-sample of randomly selected persons age 20 and over; NHIS automatically classifies persons who were selected but did not complete the questions as not in universe for this variable. Users may choose to use this variable in combination with SUBSRESP77, which reports the person's sub-sample status in 1977.

AMTLIQUOR was part of a series of variables in the 1977 supplement dealing with the relationship between alcohol consumption and one's health. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop down menu and search functions for related variables


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1977: Subsample persons age 20+ who don't report never drinking liquor.


  • 1977