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Frequency eating vegetable soup, past year: Number of units


VEGSOUNO 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, VEGSOUNO reports how many times the respondent ate vegetable soup, vegetable beef, minestrone, or tomato soup in a specified time period. Respondents were instructed not to include other types of soup. VEGSOUNO should be used in conjunction with VEGSOUTP, which reports the corresponding time unit stated by the respondent. For information about the portion size, see VEGSOUSIZ.

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


  • 1987, 1992