Codes and Frequencies
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
- CANMOALC, drinking alcohol
- CANMOSUN, excessive sunlight
- CANMOTOBAC, using tobacco in any form
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.
- 1990: Sample persons age 18+.
- 1990 : SAMPWEIGHT