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Measure: Alcohol - Lifetime Use   #030100


Question asking the respondent if s/he has ever consumed any alcoholic beverage during his or her entire life.


This measure can be used to assess the participant’s lifetime exposure to alcohol. The question is often used as a prelude to more detailed questions about alcohol use to screen out individuals who have ever consumed alcohol.



alcohol, alcohol exposure, alcohol use, alcohol abuse, alcohol use, coolers, beer, wine, champagne, liquor, whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, scotch, liqueurs, sherry, cocktail, mixed drink, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIAAA, National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, NESARC, Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule, AUDADIS, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, NSDUH, gerontology, aging, geriatrics

Measure Release Date: February 6, 2009

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