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Things increasing mouth cancer risk: Hot spicy foods

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For sample persons age 18 and over, CANMOSPIC reports if the person thought hot spicy foods increased one's risk of mouth or lip cancer. Persons could respond in categories of: probably increases, definitely increases, probably does not increase, or definitely does not increase. Persons could also report they don't know.

Related variables: persons were also asked if the following reasons increased one's risk of cancer:

  • CANMOBITE, frequently biting one's cheek or lip

CANMOSPIC was introduced as part of the 1990 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Supplement; the question for CANMOSIGN came from the section on dental care. For related variables and more information, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 1990: Sample persons age 18+.


  • 1990