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Took vitamin C, past 12 months: Number of pills per day


VITYVITCPILS is a variable with two columns and no implied decimal place.

00: NIU
98: 98+ vitamin C pills per day
99: Unknown


For sample adults in 1987 who had taken vitamin or mineral supplements (VITANY) and vitamin C (VITAMINC) in the past 12 months, VITYVITCPILS reports the number of vitamin C pills taken per day by the respondent.

Related Variables 

In addition to asking about the number of vitamin C pills taken per day, interviewers also asked how many milligrams of vitamin C were in each pill (VITYVITCMG). It is, therefore possible to determine the amount of vitamin C respondents were taking, on days they took vitamin C. The related variables VITAMINCMO and VITAMINCDMO report the frequency of respondents' use of vitamin C in number of months and number of days per month, respectively.

Analysts interested in the number of vitamin C pills taken per day may wish to consult the following variables, which report parallel information for other vitamins/minerals (all only available for 1987):

For more information on the full range of variables related to vitamins and minerals, see VITANY.


VITYVITCPILS is only available for 1987.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who took vitamin/mineral supplements and took vitamin C in the past 12 months.


  • 1987