Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults, VEGMO reports frequency with which the respondent consumed vegetables other than salads, white potatoes, and beans. Other survey years report food frequency in a standardized format, recording the number of times a food was consumed and the corresponding time unit. Food frequencies in 2005 are instead classified into pre-defined frequency categories. Researchers interested in using all years of available data may consider modifying VEGENO and VEGETP to correspond to the pre-defined categories used in VEGMO.
VEGMO 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.
Data users wishing to combine VEGMO with VEGENO and VEGETP should be aware that 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 There are no other comparability issues with this variable.
- 2005: Sample adults age 18+.
- 2005 : SAMPWEIGHT