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ABC News National Cholesterol Test Poll, April 1989

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1990-12-04
Language
English
Free Keywords
cholesterol; diet; eating habits; food; food preferences; health; nutrition; public opinion
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey concerned respondents' knowledge and opinions about cholesterol. Respondents were asked if they had ever heard about cholesterol, if they knew how cholesterol was formed, if they knew their own cholesterol levels, if certain foods were good choices for reducing cholesterol, and if experts recommended an immediate cholesterol test or suggested waiting until the next routine visit to the doctor. In addition, respondents were asked a series of true-false questions covering topics such as recommended cholesterol levels, how to test for cholesterol, how cholesterol is produced, the effect of diet, smoking habits, and exercise on cholesterol levels and how cholesterol can be controlled. Background information includes sex, education, age, and race.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-04-06 / 1989-04-11
    Time period: 1989-04-06--1989-04-11
  • 1989-04-06 / 1989-04-11
    Collection date: 1989-04-06--1989-04-11
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Sampling
Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blank and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Note
2007-03-15 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9246 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

ABC News (1990): ABC News National Cholesterol Test Poll, April 1989. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09246.v1