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Times per year consumed biscuits


BISCYR is a 4-digit-numeric variable.

0: Never or less than 6 times per year
9995: 9995+
9996: Not in Universe
9999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults, BISCYR is a recoded variable that reports how many times per year the respondent consumed biscuits or muffins. This recoded variable is based on the responses to BISCNO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate biscuits or muffins, and BISCTP, which reports the corresponding time unit. For information about the portion size, see BISCSIZ.

BISCYR 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 persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).


  • 1992