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Used vomiting to lose weight, past 7 days

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For sample persons aged 12 to 21, WTVOMITWK reports if, in the past 7 days, the person made himself or herself vomit to lose weight or to try not to gain weight.

This variable is part of the Youth Risk Behavior Supplement, which provides information on injury risks, physical fights, weapons use, cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug use, AIDS/HIV education, drug use risks, diet and nutrition, physical activities, away from home stays, and sexual intercourse. For more information about this supplement and other related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1992: Sample persons age 12-21.


  • 1992