LUNMEAYR is a 4-digit-numeric variable.
0: Never or less than 6 times per year
9996: Not in Universe
9999: Unknown-don't know
For sample adults, LUNMEAYR is a recoded variable that reports how many times per year the person consumed ham or lunch meat. This includes hams that are "baked, boiled, pressed, smoked or fresh, sliced as deli meat, or as a roast or as ham steak" and "all deli-type sandwich meats like bologna, salami, pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, etc." This recoded variable is based on the responses to LUNMEANO, which reports the frequency with which the person ate ham or lunch meat and LUNMEATP, which reports the corresponding time unit. For information about the portion size, see LUNMEASIZ.
In 2010, the variable PROCMEATMNO was introduced, which reports how many times the person ate processed meats, such as bacon, lunch meat, or hot dogs.
LUNMEAYR 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.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement).
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT