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American Time Use Survey
Eating and Health Module
2014-16 Questionnaire
October 2015
The 2014-15 Eating and Health Module (EHM) was collected under OMB control #1220-0187 with an expiration of June 30, 2016. This clearance was extended to allow collection of the EHM data through June 2016. BLS is seeking clearance to continue collection of the EHM through December 2016.

Section 1: Introduction

The EH Module begins with an introductory screen explaining the purpose of the module questions, and then proceeds to the screen asking the secondary eating questions.

EATINT
Universe: ALL
I would now like to ask you some questions about eating and health. We're interested in finding out more about how people fit meals and snacks into their schedules.
Enter 1 to Continue [Go to EAT]

Section 2: Secondary Eating

Secondary eating questions are designed to provide information on the amount of time that respondents spend eating while engaged in other activities during their diary day.

EAT
Universe: ALL
[Fill: Yesterday, you reported eating or drinking between [*read times below.] [Fill: You did not report any eating or drinking as a main activity yesterday] Were there any [fill: other] times you were eating any meals or snacks yesterday, for example while you were doing something else?
1. Yes [Go to EATSUM]
2. No [Go to DRINK]

EATSUM
Universe: EAT =1
[*Times: [FILL:] until [FILL:]] During which activities?
*Read if necessary: Were there any other times you were eating yesterday?
1. Select activities [Go to EATWHN]
97. None/no more eating activities [Go to DRINK]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to DRINK]

EATWHN
Universe: EATSUM=1
Were you eating the entire time you were [fill: ACTIVITY]?
* Use up/down arrow keys to move to the correct row.
1. Yes [Go to next row in the grid]
2. No [Go to HOURDUR]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to next row in the grid]

HOURDUR
Universe: EATWHN=1
About how long would you say you were eating while you were [fill: ACTIVITY]?
* Enter hours
0-24 hours, empty [Go to MINDUR]
Don't Know/ Refused [Go to next line of grid]

MINDUR
Universe: Entry in HOURDUR
About how long would you say you were eating while you were [fill: ACTIVITY]?
* Enter minutes
0-1440 minutes, empty [Go to next line of grid. When grid complete, go to DRINK]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to next line of grid. When grid complete, go to DRINK]

Section 3: Drinking

DRINK
Universe: ALL
Not including plain water, were there any other times yesterday when you were drinking any beverages?
*Read if necessary: I'm asking about any type of beverage, other than plain water, including things like coffee, tea, juice, milk, and soda, as well as alcoholic beverages.
1. Yes [Go to SODA]
2. No [Go to FDPRP]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to FDPRP]

SODA
Universe: DRINK=1
Were any of the beverages soft drinks such as cola, root beer, or ginger ale?
1. Yes [Go to DIETSODA]
2. No [Go to FDPRP]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to FDPRP]

DIETSODA
Universe: SODA=1
Was the soft drink diet, regular or did you have both kinds?
1. Diet [Go to FDPRP]
2. Regular [Go to FDPRP]
3. Both [Go to FDPRP]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to FDPRP]

Section 4: Food Preparation

FDPRP
Universe: ALL
Now I'd like to ask a couple of questions about food preparation.
Enter 1 to Continue [Go to GROSHP]

GROSHP
Universe: ALL
Are you the person who usually does the grocery shopping in your household?
1. Yes [Go to STORES]
2. No [Go to FASTFD]
3. I split it equally with other household member(s) [Go to STORES]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to STORES]

STORES
Universe: GROSHOP = 1, 3, Don't Know, Refused

Where do you get the majority of your groceries? Do you get them at the
* Read if Necessary: Supercenters are stores that offer clothing, housewares, and other items in addition to featuring full grocery stores. Examples include Wal-Mart Supercenters and Super Targets. Warehouse clubs are stores that sell food and non-food items in bulk. They also require shoppers to have paid memberships. Examples include Costco, Sam's Club, and BJ's.
READ ALOUD:
1. Grocery store [Go to STREASON]
2. Supercenter, such as Wal-Mart or Target [Go to STREASON]
3. Warehouse club, such as Sam's or BJ's [Go to STREASON]
4. Drugstore or convenience store, or [Go to STREASON]
5. Some other place? [Go to STREASON]
Don't know/Refused [Go to FASTFD]

STREASON
Universe: STORES=1,2,3,4,5

What is the primary reason you shop there? Is it because of
READ ALOUD ITEMS IN BOLD:
1. Price
2. Location
3. Quality of products
4. Variety of products or
5. Customer service?
6. Other
Don't know/Refused
All entries: [Go to FASTFD]

FASTFD
Universe: ALL
Thinking back over the last seven days, did you purchase any: prepared food from a deli, carry-out, delivery food, or fast food?
* Read if Necessary: "Prepared foods from a deli" include ready-to-eat foods from a grocery store deli department, such as rotisserie chicken, pizza, sandwiches, and salads from a salad bar. Frozen foods, including frozen meals, are not included.
1. Yes [Go to FASTFD_FREQ]
2. No [Go to PRPMEL]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to PRPMEL]

FASTFD_FREQ
Universe: FASTFD = 1
How many times in the last seven days did you purchase: prepared food from a deli, carry-out, delivery food, or fast food?
*Read if Necessary: "Prepared foods from a deli" include ready-to-eat foods from a grocery store deli department, such as rotisserie chicken, pizza, sandwiches, and salads from a salad bar. Frozen foods, including frozen meals, are not included.
___ Number of times
Don't know, Refused
All entries: [Go to FASTFD_YEST]

FASTFD_YEST
Universe: FASTFD = 1, Don't Know, Refused
Did you purchase any prepared food from a deli, carry-out, delivery food, or fast food yesterday?
*Read if Necessary: "Prepared foods from a deli" include ready-to-eat foods from a grocery store deli department, such as rotisserie chicken, pizza, sandwiches, and salads from a salad bar. Frozen foods, including frozen meals, are not included.
1. Yes
2. No
Don't Know/Refused
All entries: [Go to PRPMEL]

PRPMEL
Universe: ALL
Are you the person who usually prepares the meals in your household?
1. Yes [Go to MEAT]
2. No [Go to FDSIT]
3. I split it equally with other household member(s) [Go to MEAT]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to FDSIT]

MEAT
Universe: PRPMEL = 1, 3
In the last 7 days, did you prepare any meals with meat, poultry or seafood?
1. Yes [Go to THERM]
2. No [Go to MILK]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to MILK]

THERM
Universe: MEAT = 1
Did you use a food or meat thermometer when preparing any of those meals?
1. Yes
2. No
Don't Know/Refused
All entries: [Go to MILK]

MILK
Universe: PRPMEL = 1, 3
In the last 7 days, did you drink or serve unpasteurized or raw milk?
*Read if Necessary: Raw milk is milk straight from a cow that has not undergone any processing and pasteurization. It is usually purchased directly from a farm, ranch or at a farmers' market.
1. Yes
2. No
Don't Know/Refused
All entries: [Go to FDSIT]

FDSIT
Universe: ALL
The next question is about the food eaten in your household. Which of the following statements best describes the amount of food eaten in your household in the last 30 days-enough food to eat, sometimes not enough to eat, or often not enough to eat?
1. Enough food to eat
2. Sometimes not enough to eat
3. Often not enough to eat
All entries: [Go to FDSTP]

FDSTP
Universe: ALL
In the past 30 days, did you or any member of this household receive [fill State SNAPNAME], SNAP, or food stamp benefits?
*Read if Necessary: SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program; it provides benefits for the purchase of groceries.
NOTE: The fill (SNAPNAME) is the State program name. If the State name is SNAP or Food Stamps, then the question reads, "Â…get SNAP or food stamp benefits."
1. Yes
2. No
Don't Know/Refused
All entries: [Go to WIC if household has a woman ages 15-50 or a child age 0-5]
[Else go to HEALTHINT]
Interviewer instruction: Do NOT include WIC, the School Lunch Program, or assistance from food banks.

WIC
Universe: Households that have at least one woman between the ages of 15-50 or at least one child age 0-5
In the last 30 days, did {you/you or any member of your household} receive benefits from the WIC program, that is, the Women, Infants and Children program?
*Read if Necessary: WIC is short for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children. This program provides food assistance and nutritional screening to low-income pregnant and postpartum women and their infants, as well as to low-income children up to age 5.
1. Yes
2. No
Don't Know/Refused
All entries: [Go to HLTHINT]

Section 5: Physical Health

HLTHINT
Universe: ALL
Alright, we're almost done here. I'm going to switch topics and ask you a few final questions about your physical health that might affect how you use your time.
[Go to HEALTH]

HEALTH
Universe: ALL
In general, would you say that your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?
1. Excellent
2. Very good
3. Good
4. Fair
5. Poor
Don't Know/Refused
All entries: [Go to EXERCISE]

EXERCISE
Universe: ALL
During the past seven days, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises for fitness and health such as running, bicycling, working out in a gym, walking for exercise, or playing sports?
1. Yes [GoTo EXFREQ]
2. No [GoTo HEIGHT]
Don't Know/Refused [GoTo HEIGHT]

EXFREQ
Universe: EXERCISE =1
How many times over the past seven days did you take part in these activities?
__ Times per past seven days
Don't Know/Refused
All entries: [GoTo HEIGHT]

HEIGHT
Universe: ALL
How tall are you without shoes?
1. U.S. Customary [Go to HEIGHT_FT]
2. Metric [Go to HEIGHT_M]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to WGHT]

HEIGHT_FT
Universe: HEIGHT = 1
How tall are you without shoes?
*Enter height in feet.
0 -- 8 feet [Go to HEIGHT_IN]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to WGHT]

HEIGHT_IN
Universe: HEIGHT_FT = 0 -- 8
How tall are you without shoes?
*Enter inches.
*Enter 0 if exactly [fill: HEIGHT_FT] feet tall.
*Enter a value between 0 - 97.
0 -- 97 inches [Go to WGHT]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to WGHT]

HEIGHT_M
Universe: HEIGHT = 2
How tall are you without shoes?
*Enter height in meters.
*Enter a value between 0 - 8.
0 - 8 meters [Go to HEIGHT_CM]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to WGHT]

HEIGHT_CM
Universe: HEIGHT_M = 0 - 8
How tall are you without shoes?
*Enter value in centimeters.
*Enter a value between 0 - 997.
0 -- 997 centimeters [Go to WGHT]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to WGHT]

WGHT
Universe: ALL
How much do you weigh without shoes? [fill: Since pregnancy affects weight, please let me know if you are currently pregnant.**]
1. U.S. Customary [Go to WEIGHT_LB]
2. Metric [Go to WEIGHT_KG]
3. Pregnant [Go to INCOME]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to INCOME]
**For the DP, if SEX = 2 and AGE = 18-50, fill "Since pregnancy affects weight, please let me know if you are currently pregnant"

WEIGHT_LB
Universe: WGHT = 1
How much do you weigh without shoes?
*Enter weight in pounds.
0-997 pounds [Go to INCOME]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to INCOME]

WEIGHT_KG
Universe: WGHT = 2
How much do you weigh without shoes?
*Enter weight in kilograms.
0 -- 997 kilograms [Go to INCOME]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to INCOME]

Section 6: Income

INCOME
Universe: ALL
The next question is about your household income.
Enter 1 to continue [Go to INCOME1]

INCOME1
Universe: ALL
Last month, was your total household income before taxes more or less than [fill 1] per month?
*Probe (if necessary): that would be [fill 2] per year.
1. More [Go to THANKYOU]
2. Less [Go to INCOME2]
3. Equal [Go to INCOME2]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to INCOME2]
Fill 1: See Appendix A for complete list of values.

INCOME2
Universe: INCOME1 = 2, 3, DK/Refused
Was it more or less than [fill 1] per month?
Probe (if necessary): that would be [fill 2] per year.
1. More [Go to THANKYOU]
2. Less [Go to THANKYOU]
3. Equal [Go to THANKYOU]
Don't Know/Refused [Go to THANKYOU]
Fill 1: See Appendix A for complete list of values.

APPENDIX A

INCOME1
INCOME1 is a variable that provides information on the respondent's household income. A respondent is asked if his or her monthly household income is greater or less than a given amount. This amount approximates 185 percent of the poverty threshold for a household the size of the respondent's household. The fill amount changes depending on when the interview was conducted because poverty thresholds are revised annually by the U.S. Census Bureau.

INCOME2
INCOME2 is the second of two questions relating to income on the EH Module. Respondents are asked if their monthly household income is greater or less than a given amount (different from the amount asked in INCOME1). This second amount approximates 130 percent of the poverty threshold for a household the size of the respondent's household. The given income amount is determined by the number of people living in the household. This amount changes depending on when the interview was conducted because poverty thresholds are revised annually by the U.S. Census Bureau.

For more information about these variables, see the EH Module User's Guide, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service at http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/ATUS