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Number of times per week, month, or year bought vitamins and minerals

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For sample adults and sample children between the ages of 4 and 17 in 2012, VITBUY reports the number of times per week, month, or year the respondent bought vitamins and minerals.

Additional information about the use of vitamins and minerals was collected for respondents who reported using vitamins and minerals in the past 12 months, including variables on frequency and cost of use. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop-down menus and search function to explore these variables.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2012: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children of ages 4-17 who have taken vitamins or minerals in the past year.


  • 2012