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DARBREDSIZ
Portion size: Dark breads

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Description

For sample adults, DARBREDSIZ reports the respondent's average portion size (small, medium, or large) when eating whole grain bread. A medium portion was defined as 2 slices. Researchers may wish to use DARBREDSIZ in conjunction with BREADNO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate whole grain bread and BREADTP, which reports the corresponding time unit.

DARBREDSIZ 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.

Comparability

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.

Universe

  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed dark bread during the past year.
  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and 2 weeks in quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed dark bread during the past year.

Availability

  • 1987, 1992

Weights