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2016 Eating & Health Module Microdata Files

This page includes links to the 2016 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

2016 ATUS EH Module Data Files

2016 Survey Documentation


Last Modified Date: December 7, 2017

Latest Numbers



Household activities:
1.95 in 2021 Historical Data

Eating and drinking:
1.19 in 2021 Historical Data

Leisure and sports:
5.27 in 2021 Historical Data

8.95 in 2021 Historical Data

Caring for and helping household children, parents:
1.43 in 2021 Historical Data

Working, employed persons:
5.25 in 2021 Historical Data

Working on days worked, employed persons:
7.75 in 2021 Historical Data


Working, employed persons:
67.8 in 2021 Historical Data

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation:
21.5 in 2021 Historical Data

Estimates are annual averages for the civilian noninstitutional population age 15 and over unless noted. Activities refer to an individual's main activity. Other activities done simultaneously are not included.