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How often used meal delivery service

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For sample adults age 60 and older who had meals delivered to their home during the past 12 months, GETMEALFREQ reports how often the respondent used the meal delivery service. Response options include "frequently", "sometimes", and "rarely".

GETMEALFREQ was introduced in 1984 as part of a Study on Aging supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1984: Sample persons age 60+ who had meals delivered to the house during the past 12 months, or for whom this was unknown.


  • 1984