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Alcohol - Maximum Drinks in 24 Hours   #030401
Protocol Release Date

February 6, 2009

Description of Protocol

Lifetime measurement of the largest number of drinks respondent has consumed. The PhenX Working Group modified this question from the source so that it is compatible with the Alcohol - Lifetime Use measure. The original question defined the time period for maximum consumption as the last year.

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The Working Group acknowledges that the following questions may gather sensitive information relating to the use of substances and/or illegal conduct. If the information is released it might be damaging to an individual’s employability, lead to social stigmatization, or other consequences.

For information on obtaining a Certificate of Confidentiality, which helps researchers protect the privacy of human research participants, please go to the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Institutional Review Board website.


The following question has been revised from the original. The time frame was modified to reflect the context of the time frame. Specifically, "During the last 12 months" was changed to "ever":


The following question is asked of the respondent. Respondents will provide a value in response to this question. Read the introductory paragraph to the respondent. If your questionnaire includes multiple questions about alcohol, then the first sentence should be "The next questions are about drinking alcohol."

The next question is about drinking alcohol. This includes coolers, beer, wine, champagne, liquor such as whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, scotch, or liqueurs, and also any other type of alcohol.

What was the LARGEST number of drinks that you ever drank in a single day?
___ Number

Note regarding interpretation of the measure:
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Advisory Council definition of binge drinking is: A "binge" is a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 gram percent or above. For the typical adult, this pattern corresponds to consuming 5 or more drinks (male), or 4 or more drinks (female), in about 2 hours. (NIAAA, 2004)



Notes to interviewer:

  • Definition of a standard drink: 1 12oz bottle of beer, 1 glass 4oz non-fortified wine, 1 mixed drink with 1oz liquor.

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  • If respondent needs a visual reference for the size of a drink, the flashcards from the Wave 1 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) study are provided below:

Card 1A. Cooler ounce size
Card 1A. Cooler ounce size
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Card 1B. Cooler ounce size
Card 1B. Cooler ounce size
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Card 1C. Cooler ounce size
Card 1C. Cooler ounce size
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Card 2A. Wine ounce size
Card 2A. Wine ounce size
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Card 2B. Wine ounce size
Card 2B. Wine ounce size
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Card 2C. Wine ounce size
Card 2C. Wine ounce size
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Card 3A. Liquor ounce size
Card 3A. Liquor ounce size
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Card 3B. Liquor ounce size
Card 3B. Liquor ounce size
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Card 3C. Liquor ounce size
Card 3C. Liquor ounce size
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