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Frequency eating salsa, past month: Number of units


SALSAMNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Never
996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults 18 and over, SALSAMNO reports how many times the respondent ate Mexican-type salsa made with tomatoes in a specified time period. SALSAMNO should be used in conjunction with SALSAMTP, which reports the corresponding time unit (day, week, month, or year) stated by the respondent.

SALSAMNO is part of a series of variables initiated in 1987 related to food, food knowledge, and cancer.


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 IPUMS NHIS weights.

The NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.


  • 2010; 2015; 2022: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2010, 2015, 2022