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Frequency drinking fruit-flavored drinks, past month

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For sample adults, FRTDRINK reports how many times per month the respondent drank fruit-flavored drinks with sugar (such as Kool-aid, Hi-C, Gatorade, sports drinks with added sugar, lemonade, or cranberry cocktail) in the past month. Respondents were asked not to include diet drinks, 100% fruit juice, soda, yogurt drinks, or carbonated water. Response options ranged from never to five or more times per day.

FRTDRINK is part of a series of variables initiated in 1987 related to food, food knowledge, and cancer. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 2005: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2005