TOMATYR is a 4-digit-numeric variable.
0: Never or less than 6 times per year
9995: 9995+ times
9996: Not in Universe
9999: Unknown-don't know
For sample adults, TOMATYR is a recoded variable that reports how many times per year the respondent ate tomatoes, including in salad. This recoded variable is based on the responses to TOMATNO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate tomatoes, and TOMATTP, which reports the corresponding time unit. For information about the portion size, see TOMATSIZ.
TOMATYR 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.
- 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement).
- 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement).
- 1987, 1992
- 1987, 1992 : SAMPWEIGHT