Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults, CERFORSIZ reports the portion size eaten each time the respondent consumed highly fortified cereals, like Product 19, Total, or Most. A medium portion was defined as one medium bowl. In 1987 and 1992 sample persons were asked about the frequency and portion sizes of different types of cereal they consumed in the past year. To improve comparability, the frequency responses were recoded into a single variable that reports how many times the respondent consumes any type of cereal, per year (CEREALYR). For the type of cereal consumed most often, see CEREALTYPE. CERFORSIZ corresponds only to the portion size of highly-fortified cereals consumed, not other cereal types.
CERFORSIZ 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.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed fortified cereal during the past year.
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed fortified cereal during the past year.
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT