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Frequency eating bacon or sausage, past month: Times per week


BACSGMWK is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

000: Never
665: 665+
996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults, BACSGMWK is a recoded variable that reports how many times per week the respondent ate bacon or sausage, not including low-fat, light, turkey, or vegetarian substitute varieties. This recoded variable is based on the responses to BACSGMNO, which reports the frequency stated by the respondent, and BACSGMTP, which reports the associated time unit. For the number of times the respondent ate bacon or sausage in the past year, refer to BACSGMYR.

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.

BACSGMWK 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