Loading…

Protocol - Cumulative Lifetime Alcohol Exposure

Add to My Toolkit
Description:

These interviewer-administered questions ask about drinking alcohol at least once a week for 6 months or more. This question is asked for different age ranges, reflecting alcohol consumption during different periods of life.

Protocol:

We would like to know about what kinds of alcohol and how much you drank at different times in your life.

1. Have you ever consumed alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, or liquor at least once a week for 6 months or more?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

[ ] 9 DK/Refused

2.

When you were (age), did you drink alcoholic beverages at least once a week for 6 months or more?

3.

For how many years?

4.

How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were (age)?

a. Under 20 years of age

1 [ ] Yes

2 [ ] No (2b)

_____ _____

Years

_____ _____

drinks per

1 [ ] Day 2 [ ] Week

b. 20-29 years of age

1 [ ] Yes

2 [ ] No (2c)

_____ _____

Years

_____ _____

drinks per

1 [ ] Day 2 [ ] Week

c. 30-39 years of age

1 [ ] Yes

2 [ ] No (2d)

3 [ ] Not that old yet

_____ _____

Years

_____ _____

drinks per

1 [ ] Day 2 [ ] Week

d. 40-49 years of age

1 [ ] Yes

2 [ ] No (2e)

3 [ ] Not that old yet

_____ _____

Years

_____ _____

drinks per

1 [ ] Day 2 [ ] Week

e. 50-59 years of age

1 [ ] Yes

2 [ ] No (2f)

3 [ ] Not that old yet

_____ _____

Years

_____ _____

drinks per

1 [ ] Day 2 [ ] Week

f. Age 60 or older

1 [ ] Yes

2 [ ] No

3 [ ] Not that old yet

_____ _____

Years

_____ _____

drinks per

1 [ ] Day 2 [ ] Week

Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

An interviewer who is trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population is required. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don't know" response is provided. The questions could be adapted for use in a self-administered questionnaire.

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Women ages 20–75 years old*

*While this protocol was used in a study of women, the Cancer Working Group deems it appropriate to use with the general population.

Specific Instructions:

Complete the entire protocol only if the respondent answers "Yes" to question 1.

Selection Rationale

The selected protocol obtains information about alcohol consumption at different time periods during the life course. This is important because of the latency of many cancers and the likelihood that habits earlier in life play a role in cancer initiation. Because drinking habits often differ at different periods of life (such as teen years/early 20s versus after age 60 years old), it is important to have these data to calculate total cumulative alcohol consumption over a person's lifetime.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Cumulative Alcohol Exposure Text 2960970 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Lifetime alcohol exp proto 62559-0 LOINC
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Cancer Institute. Tri-State Women's Circle of Health Questionnaire, 06/18/07, page 39, questions L1–L4 (source for questions 1–4).
General References

None

Protocol ID:

70101

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX070101_Drinking_Daily_Quantity_Fifties PX070101020503 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were 50-59 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Daily_Quantity_Forties PX070101020403 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were 40-49 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Daily_Quantity_Sixties PX070101020603 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were Age 60 or older? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Daily_Quantity_Thirties PX070101020303 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were 30-39 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Daily_Quantity_Twenties PX070101020203 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were 20-29 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Daily_Quantity_Under_20 PX070101020103 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were Under 20 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Ever PX070101010000 Have you ever consumed alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, or liquor at least once a week for 6 months or more? 4 Variable Mapping
PX070101_Drinking_Fifties PX070101020501 When you were 50-59 years of age, did you drink alcoholic beverages at least once a week for 6 months or more? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Forties PX070101020401 When you were 40-49 years of age, did you drink alcoholic beverages at least once a week for 6 months or more? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Sixties PX070101020601 When you were Age 60 or older, did you drink alcoholic beverages at least once a week for 6 months or more? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Thirties PX070101020301 When you were 30-39 years of age, did you drink alcoholic beverages at least once a week for 6 months or more? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Twenties PX070101020201 When you were 20-29 years of age, did you drink alcoholic beverages at least once a week for 6 months or more? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Under_20 PX070101020101 When you were Under 20 years of age, did you drink alcoholic beverages at least once a week for 6 months or more? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Weekly_Quantity_Fifties PX070101020504 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were 50-59 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Weekly_Quantity_Forties PX070101020404 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were 40-49 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Weekly_Quantity_Sixties PX070101020604 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were Age 60 or older? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Weekly_Quantity_Thirties PX070101020304 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were 30-39 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Weekly_Quantity_Twenties PX070101020204 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were 20-29 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Weekly_Quantity_Under_20 PX070101020104 How many drinks per day, week, month, or year (did/do) you usually have when you were Under 20 years of age? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Years_Fifties PX070101020502 For how many years? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Years_Forties PX070101020402 For how many years? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Years_Sixties PX070101020602 For how many years? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Years_Thirties PX070101020302 For how many years? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Years_Twenties PX070101020202 For how many years? 4 N/A
PX070101_Drinking_Years_Under_20 PX070101020102 For how many years? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Cumulative Lifetime Alcohol Exposure

Release Date:

December 30, 2009

Definition

Measure to determine total lifetime alcohol use

Purpose

To obtain information on total lifetime alcohol use, including information on specified time periods in the life course, because alcohol intake has been associated with an increased risk of certain cancers.

Keywords

cancer, alcohol, lifetime use, alcoholic, beer, wine, liquor