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Days drank alcohol in past 3 months

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ALFREQ3MO (V787) reports how many days, out of the past 3 months, the woman drank alcohol.


Apart from slight differences in question wording, ALFREQ3MO (V787) has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ALFREQ3MO (V787) is a Phase IV recode variable, but the reference period varies across samples.


  • Benin 2001: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Mozambique 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2001-B, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-W
  • Burkina Faso: 2003-W, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B
  • Lesotho: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B
  • Malawi: 2000-W, 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B
  • Mozambique: 2003-W, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B
  • Nigeria: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B