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Portion size: Baked potatoes

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For sample adults who ate potatoes in the past year, POTATSIZ reports the respondent's average portion size (small, medium, or large) when eating other (i.e., non-fried) potatoes. Other potatoes are described as baked, boiled, or mashed potatoes as well as potato salad. A medium portion was defined as one potato or ½ cup. Researchers may wish to use POTATSIZ in conjunction with POTATONO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate other potatoes and POTATOTP, which reports the corresponding time unit.

POTATSIZ 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.


  • 1987: Half of sample adults age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed baked potato during the past year.
  • 1992: Half of sample adults age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and 2 week of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed baked potato during the past year.


  • 1987, 1992