Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults, FRYFISHSIZ reports the portion size (small, medium, or large) eaten each time the respondent ate fried fish or fish sandwiches. A medium portion size was defined as two small pieces or one large piece. Researchers may wish to use FRYFISHSIZ in conjunction with FRYFISHNO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate fried fish, and FRYFISHTP, which reports the corresponding time unit.
FRYFISHSIZ 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: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed fried fish during the past year.
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and 2 weeks in quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed fried fish during the past year.
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT