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No diet change: Making change expensive

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For sample adults who did not make major changes to their diet for health reasons (DIETCHANGEV), NOCHCOST indicates the person agreed that making changes to the kind of food she/he eats would be expensive.

NOCHCOST 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 or see DIETCHANGEV.


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  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have not made any lasting and major changes to what they eat and drink for health reasons (or for whom it was unknown whether they had made such changes).


  • 1987