BEEFNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.
0: Never or less than 6 times per year
888: 888 (1987: 888+)
996: Not in Universe
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know
For sample adults, BEEFNO reports how many times the respondent ate beef, such as steaks or roasts, in a specified time period. BEEFNO should be used in conjunction with BEEFTP, which reports the corresponding time unit stated by the respondent. For information about the portion size, see BEEFSIZ.
In 2010, the variable REDMEATMNO was introduced, which reports how many times the respondent ate red meat, such as beef, pork, ham, or sausage.
BEEFNO 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.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement).
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT