The CSFII 1994–96, which measures the kinds and amounts of foods eaten by individuals, is USDA’s 10th nationwide food consumption survey, the sixth to include the collection of individual intake data. It addresses the requirements of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–445) for continuous monitoring of the dietary and nutritional status of the U.S. population.
Includes variables on: food and nutrition, sources of food, sources and amount of water, eating eccasions, food programs, food sufficiency, food shopping practices, dieting status, vitamin and mineral supplements, etc., height weight and BMI, smoking, salt consumption, activity levels, demographic characteristics, education, work status, pregnancy or lactation status, region, urbanization, household size and composition, income, tenancy, sampling variables, including variance-estimation stratum and unit.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service
United States, counties
Stratified, multistage area probability sample
The goal of the sample design for the CSFII 1998 was to obtain nationally representative samples of noninstitutionalized persons 9 years of age or younger residing in households in the United States for each of 28 analytic domains defined by sex, age (7 age groups), and income level (a "low-income" group and an "all-income" group). The age groups used were under 1 year, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 to 6 years, and 7 to 9 years.
Beltsville, MD: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Food Surveys Research Group
Original dissemination medium: CD-ROM, 2 discs (CSF II only). These can be consulted at the Map & Data Library.