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TOMATSIZ
Portion size: Tomatoes

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Description

For sample adults, TOMATSIZ reports the respondent's average portion size (small, medium, or large) when eating tomatoes, including in salads, in a specified time period. A medium portion was defined as one tomato. Researchers may wish to use TOMATSIZ in conjunction with TOMATNO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate tomatoes, and TOMATTP, which reports the corresponding time unit.

TOMATSIZ 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.

Comparability

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.

Universe

  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed tomatoes during the past year.
  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarter 1 and 2 and 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed tomatoes during the past year.

Availability

  • 1987, 1992

Weights