Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults, READINGRED indicates how often the respondent reads the ingredient list on the package when buying a food for the first time.
READINGRED was first introduced as part of a 1991 supplement on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. It was later included in a set of variables used to obtain baseline data on weight control and nutrition for the "Year 2000 Objectives". For additional information please use the IPUMS NHIS search function or drop-down menus.
- 1991: Sample persons age 18+.
- 1993: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from AIDS supplement).
- 1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement).
- 1998: Sample adults age 18+.
- 1991, 1993, 1995, 1998