Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
Heard or read heart disease related to diet

Codes and Frequencies

Can't find the category you are looking for? Try the Detailed codes


For sample persons aged 18 years and over who agree that diet has little effect on developing major diseases (EHDEFFECT) and have heard or read how diet can prevent some major diseases (EHDEFFECTHER), EHDHEARTHER indicates whether the respondent has heard or read that heart disease may be related to what people eat and drink.

Interviewers were instructed to mark all diseases mentioned by the respondent in their corresponding category, but instructed not to probe for additional responses. Respondents could list more than one major disease.

EHDHEARTHER is part of a series of variables initiated in 1987 dealing with food, food knowledge, and cancer. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus or see DIETCHANGEV.


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.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who agree that diet has little effect on disease and have heard or read how diet can prevent disease.


  • 1987