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Things increasing mouth cancer risk: Drinking coffee

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For sample persons age 18 and over, CANMOCOFFEE reports if the person thought that excessive coffee drinking increased one's risk of oral cancer. Persons were told that oral cancer was, "lip, mouth, tongue, or throat" cancer and were asked to report yes, no, or if they did not know, as regards increased cancer risk.

Related variables: persons were also asked if the following reasons increased one's risk of cancer:

  • CANMOSMOKE, smoking cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe

CANMOCOFFEE was introduced as part of the 1992 cancer supplement. For related variables and more information, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement).


  • 1992