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PORKSIZ
Portion size: Pork

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Description

For sample adults, PORKSIZ reports the portion size (small, medium, or large) eaten each time the person ate pork, such as pork chops or roasts. A medium-sized portion was defined as 2 pork chops or 4 ounces of pork roast. Researchers may wish to use PORKSIZ in conjunction with PORKNO, which reports the frequency with which the person ate pork, and PORKTP, which reports the corresponding time unit.

PORKSIZ 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.

Comparability

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.

Universe

  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed pork 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 pork during the past year.

Availability

  • 1987, 1992

Weights