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Frequency eating beef stew, past year: Number of units


STEWBNO is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Never or less than 6 times per year
888: 888 (1987: 888+)
995: 995+ times
996: Not in Universe
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults ages 18 and older, STEWBNO reports the frequency with which the respondent ate beef stew or beef pot pie with vegetables in the past year. STEWBNO should be used in conjunction with STEWBTP, which reports the corresponding time unit stated by the respondent. Researchers may also want to use STEWBSIZ, which reports the corresponding portion size.

STEWBNO 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).
  • 1992: Half of sample adults age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).


  • 1987, 1992