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Portion size: Biscuits

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For sample adults, BISCSIZ reports the portion size (small, medium, or large) eaten each time the respondent ate biscuits or muffins. A medium portion size was defined as one medium biscuit or muffin. Researchers may wish to use BISCSIZ in conjunction with BISCNO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate biscuits or muffins, and BISCTP, which reports the corresponding time unit.

BISCSIZ 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) who consumed biscuits during the past year.


  • 1992