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FSENGHCM
Could not afford to sufficiently feed children during past month

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Description

FSENGHCM indicates whether the children in the household did not eat enough in the last 30 days because the household could not afford more food. This question is available since 2002 and asked only in households where children did not eat enough in the past year (FSENGHCH).

This question is one of the 8 items used to construct the 30-day child food security scale, FSSTATUSMC and is also used to determine household food security status FSSTATUSM. Households are screened into the Food Sufficiency and Food Security section of the supplement based on income and preliminary questions on food access (see FSSCREEN for more information).

Comparability

This variable is comparable across available years. In years 2002-2004, FSENGHCM is available only for households in months-in-sample 8.

Universe

  • Dec 2002 and Dec 2003: Households with children that reported children did not eat enough the past 12 months under current screening criteria and that were in months-in-sample 8.
  • 2005+: Households with children that reported children did not eat enough the past 12 months under current screening criteria.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 – 2020 - - - - - - - - - - - X

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