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Frequency eating bacon or sausage, past month: Time period

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For sample adults, BACSGMTP reports what type of time unit is being referenced (day, week, month, or year) for BACSGMNO, which reports how many times per day, week, or month the respondent usually ate bacon or sausage, not including low-fat, light, turkey, or vegetarian substitute varieties.

In 2010, two relevant variables were introduced. REDMEATMNO reports how many times the respondent ate red meat, such as beef, pork, ham, or sausage. PROCMEATMNO reports how many times the respondent ate processed meats, such as bacon, lunch meat, or hot dogs.

BACSGMTP is part of a series of variables initiated in 1987 related to food, food knowledge, and cancer. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2000: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2000