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Frequency eating biscuits, past year: Number of units


BISCNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Never or less than 6 times per year
995: 995+
996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults, BISCNO reports how many times the respondent ate biscuits or muffins in a specified time period. BISCNO should be used in conjunction with BISCTP, which reports the corresponding time unit stated by the respondent. For information about the portion size, see BISCSIZ.

BISCNO 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.


Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1992: Half of sample adults age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).


  • 1992