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Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSF II), 1994-1996, 1998 and Diet and Health Knowledge Survey (DHKS) 1994-1996

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.

Alternative title: 
CSFII 1994-1996, 1998
DHKS 1994-1996
Data creator: 

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service

Date of creation: 
1998
Distributor: 
Beltsville, MD: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Food Surveys Research Group
Date of distribution: 
2005 Sep 26th
Data type: 
Subjects: 
Geography: 
Geographic coverage: 

United States, counties

Time period: 
1994-1996, 1998
Sample: 

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.

Collector: 

Beltsville, MD: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Food Surveys Research Group

Date of collection: 
1994 to 1998
Mode of data collecton: 

Face-to-face interview

Unit of observation: 
Individual
Notes: 

Original dissemination medium: CD-ROM, 2 discs (CSF II only). These can be consulted at the Map & Data Library.

Access status: 
Open
CD number: 
1208 (disc 1)
1209 (disc 2)