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


BACSGMYR is a 4-digit-numeric variable.

0000: Never
9995: 9995+ times
9996: Not in Universe
9997: Unknown-refused
9998: Unknown-not ascertained
9999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults, BACSGMYR is a recoded variable that reports how many times per year 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 week, refer to BACSGMWK.

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.

BACSGMYR 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 with BACSGMYR.


  • 2000: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2000