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Frequency eating macaroni and cheese, past year: Number of units


MACNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Never or less than 6 times per year
995: 995+
996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults, MACNO reports how many times the respondent ate macaroni and cheese, or other mixed dishes with cheese in a specified time period. MACNO should be used in conjunction with MACTP, which reports the corresponding time unit stated by the respondent. For information about the portion size, see MACSIZ.

MACNO 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.


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.


  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and 2 weeks in quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).


  • 1992