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American Time Use Survey

American Time Use Survey—2008 Eating & Health Module Microdata Files

This page includes links to the 2008 ATUS Eating & Health (EH) Module microdata files and supporting documentation. Researchers can use the EH microdata files to produce their own estimates or do other analyses. Each ZIP file contains a data file along with computer programs that will read the data file into SAS, SPSS, and Stata. The data files are in CSV-format (comma-separated values).

The microdata files do not contain estimates. Tables showing estimates are available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, a sponsor of the EH Module.

For more information about ATUS Modules, please see the ATUS Modules page.

About ATUS Data

ATUS EH Module Data Dictionary

2008 ATUS EH Module Data Files

  • ATUS 2008 EH Respondent file (zip) (0.4 MB) The EH Respondent file contains information about EH respondents, including general health and body mass index.
  • ATUS 2008 EH Child file (zip) (0.03 MB) THe EH Child file contains information about which household children under age 19 ate a breakfast or lunch prepared at a school, day care, Head Start center, or summer day program.
  • ATUS 2008 EH Activity file (zip) (0.5 MB) The EH Activity file contains information such as the activity number, whether secondary eating occurred during the activity, and the duration of secondary eating.
  • ATUS 2008 EH Replicate weights file (zip) (15.5 MB) The EH Replicate weights file contains miscellaneous EH weights.

2008 Survey Documentation


Last Modified Date: December 7, 2017