Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults, BEEFTP reports the time unit (day, week, month, or year) that corresponds with the frequency with which the respondent reported eating beef, such as steaks or roasts. BEEFTP should be used in conjunction with BEEFNO, which reports the corresponding frequency 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.
BEEFTP 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