Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons age 18 and older who are trying to lose weight or to maintain their weight, WTMETHODNO reports the number of weight control methods that the person uses to control his or her weight. Weight controls methods mentioned in the survey include joining a weight program, eating fewer calories, eating special products such as canned or powdered food supplements, exercising more often, eating less fat, skipping meals, taking diet pills, taking laxatives, taking water pills or diuretics, vomiting, fasting for 24 hours or longer, doing nothing, and some other methods.
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- 1991: Sample persons age 18+ who are trying to lose weight or maintain their weight.
- 1993: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from AIDS supplement) who are trying to lose weight or maintain their weight.
- 1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who are trying to lose weight or maintain their weight.
- 1991, 1993, 1995