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Frequency eating red meat, past month: Number of units


REDMEATMNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

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


For sample adults, REDMEATMNO reports how many times the respondent consumed red meat in a specified time period. This includes beef, pork, ham, or sausage. It does not include chicken, turkey, or seafood. REDMEATMNO should be used in conjunction with REDMEATMTP, which reports the corresponding time units stated by the respondent.

REDMEATMNO is part of a series of variables related to food, food knowledge, and cancer.


In 2005, the food frequency question format of separate frequency and time units was not used; instead respondents' answers were organized into pre-defined categories. Researchers interested in using all years of available data may consider seeing the 2005 variable REDMEATMO, and modifying REDMEATMNO and REDMEATMTP to correspond to the pre-defined categories from 2005.

There are no comparability issues with REDMEATMNO when used on its own.


  • 2010; 2015: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2010, 2015