EGGNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.
0: Never or less than 6 times per year
888: 888 (1987: 888+)
996: Not in Universe
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know
For sample adults, EGGNO reports how many times the respondent ate eggs in a specified time period. EGGNO should be used in conjunction with EGGTP, which reports the corresponding time unit. For information about the portion size, see EGGNUM.
EGGNO 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).
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and 2 weeks in quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT