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New York Times Nutrition Survey, October-November 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
diet; eating habits; exercise; food preferences; health behavior; nutrition
  • Abstract

    This survey examines respondents' eating habits and views on nutrition. Topics covered include the amount of attention Americans paid to what they eat, junk food, the use of microwave ovens, the length of time for meal preparation, and how much attention the respondent gave to dietary concerns such as cholesterol, salt, fats, additives and preservatives, calories, and caffeine. Additional questions asked of respondents include what they ate for the previous day's meals and snacks, who did most of the shopping for food and cooking in the respondent's home, which of the previous day's meals the respondent ate with the people they lived with, and how many times a week the respondent exercised. Background information on individuals includes age, income, sex, marital status, education, and race.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-10-29 / 1987-11-05
    Time period: 1987-10-29--1987-11-05
  • 1987-10-29 / 1987-11-05
    Collection date: 1987-10-29--1987-11-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All adults in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
Independent random sample for each of the seven days.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. There are multiple records per case.

2011-07-27 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9216 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09216.v1
  • Burros, Marian. Women: Out of the House But Not Out of the Kitchen. New York Times.1988.
  • Burros, Marian. What Americans Really Eat: Nutrition Can Wait. New York Times.1987.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

The New York Times (1990): New York Times Nutrition Survey, October-November 1987. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.