Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults, FRYCHKSIZ reports the portion size (small, medium, or large) eaten each time the respondent ate fried chicken. A medium portion size was defined as two small pieces or one large piece. Researchers may wish to use FRYCHKSIZ in conjunction with FRYCHKNO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate fried chicken, and FRYCHKTP, which reports the corresponding time unit.
FRYCHKSIZ 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.
Apart from changes in the universe, there are no comparability issues. 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: Sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed fried chicken during the past year.
- 1992: Sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed fried chicken during the past year.
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT