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Identified one or more foods as high in fat

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For sample person aged 18 years and over, EHFATTYPE indicates if the respondent identified one or more of the listed foods as being high in fat when provided with a list of foods. The list of foods included fried chicken, white bread, soda or soft drinks, peanut butter, broiled fish, bananas, cold cuts or lunch meats, and doughnuts.

EHFATTYPE 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).


  • 1987