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Frequency drank liquor in past year: Number of units


LIQUORNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Never or less than 6 times per year
995: 995+
996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For a selected group of sample adults, LIQUORNO indicates how many times in the past day, week, month, or year that the respondent drank beer. For the time period referenced, see LIQUORTP, and for the size of each serving, see LIQUORSIZ.

LIQUORNO was part of a series of variables initiated in 1987 dealing with food and food knowledge in the Cancer epidemiology supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Apart from changes in the universe, there are no comparability issues. Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1987: Half of sample adults age 18+ (excluded from CACT).
  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).


  • 1987, 1992