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American Time Use Survey (ATUS) Eating & Health Module Microdata Files

The ATUS Eating & Health (EH) Module was fielded from 2006 to 2008 and again in 2014 to 2016. The EH Module data files contain additional information related to eating, meal preparation and health. For more information on both modules, please visit the Eating and Health Module web pages maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, a sponsor of the EH Module.

This page includes links to the ATUS 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.

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

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ATUS EH Module Data Dictionaries

  • ATUS Eating and Health Module Data Dictionary (PDF) (2014-16) (2006-08)—Describes the EH Respondent, EH Child File (2006-08 only) and EH Activity files, and includes names and descriptions of the variables appearing on these files.

ATUS EH Module Data Files

Survey Documentation

  • ATUS Eating and Health Module Questionnaires (PDF) (2014-16) (2006-08) —Include questions asked in the 2006-08 and 2014-16 EH Modules.
  • ATUS Eating and Health Module User's Guides (2014-16) (2006-08)—The ATUS EH Module User's Guides are maintained by the Economic Research Service of the U.S.D.A., a sponsor of the EH Module.

 

Last Modified Date: December 7, 2017

Latest Numbers

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AVERAGE HOURS PER DAY News Release

Household activities:
1.78 in 2018 Historical Data

Eating and drinking:
1.19 in 2018 Historical Data

Leisure and sports:
5.27 in 2018 Historical Data

Sleeping:
8.82 in 2018 Historical Data

Caring for and helping household children, parents:
1.39 in 2018 Historical Data

Working, employed persons:
5.11 in 2018 Historical Data

Working on days worked, employed persons:
7.62 in 2018 Historical Data

PERCENT PARTICIPATING ON AN AVERAGE DAY

Working, employed persons:
67.0 in 2018 Historical Data

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation:
19.1 in 2018 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.