EXYARDMIN is a 3-digit-numeric variable.
0: Not in Universe
500: 500+ (in 1998 only)
996: Other entries
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know
For sample adults who had participated in gardening in the past 2 weeks (EXYARD), EXYARDMIN reports the average number of minutes respondents had spent gardening each time they had engaged in that activity over the past 2 weeks.
After determining that a respondent participated in gardenning, respondents were first asked, "How many times in the past 2 weeks did you participate in gardening?" (EXYARDNO). They were then asked, "On the average, about how many minutes did you spend gardening each time?" EXYARDMIN reports the answer to this last question.
As a follow-up, respondents were asked how much their heart rate or breathing had increased while gardening(EXYARDBR).
- 1985; 1990: Sample persons aged 18-74 who gardened or did yard work in the past 2 weeks.
- 1991; 1998: Sample adults age 18+ who gardened or did yard work in the past 2 weeks.
- 1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who gardened or did yard work in the past 2 weeks.
- 1985, 1990-1991, 1995, 1998