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Frequency eating fried potatoes, past month

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For sample adults, FRIESMO reports the frequency with which the respondent consumed fried potatoes (including French fries, home fries, or hash brown potatoes). Other survey years report food frequency in a standardized format, recording the number of times a food was consumed and the corresponding time unit. Food frequencies in 2005 are instead classified into pre-defined frequency categories. Researchers interested in using all years of available data may consider modifying FRIESPNO and FRIESPTP to correspond to the pre-defined categories used in FRIESMO.

FRIESMO 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.


Data users combining FRIESMO with FRIESPNO and FRIESPTP should be aware that 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.


  • 2005: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2005