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Number of shots of liquor consumed in past year


LIQUORYR is a 4-digit-numeric variable.

0: None
9995: 9995+
9996: Not in Universe
9997: Unknown-refused
9999: Unknown-don't know


For a selected group of sample adults, LIQUORYR reports how many times in the past year the respondent drank liquor.

LIQUORYR 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 persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement).
  • 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