Title: Alcohol Use
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2003
First Published: December, 2006
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Record Source: NHANES 2003
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2003
is a stratified multistage probability sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S.
Medium: NHANES Web site; SAS transport files
This section on alcohol use (ALQ) focused on lifetime and current use (past 12 months). Questions are not specific to type of alcohol used.
Interview Setting and Mode of Administration
MEC Interview Room, Mobile examination Center. Interviews conducted in English and Spanish.
Quality Assurance & Quality Control
Data collections software included consistency checks, including range checks, valid response checks, and checks for logical relationships. Soft edits alerted respondents to a potential error or problems, but allowed the respondents to proceed after confirming that the entry was correct. Hard edits prohibited the respondents from continuing with the ACASI until the error was corrected.
Data Processing and Editing
Data for participants aged 12-19 years are not included in this release due to confidentiality concerns. However special use data files for this age group are available through the NCHS Research Data Center.