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FSRASCHMC
Child rasch food security score, 30-day

Top codes:

95: Raw score equals zero, no scale score
98: No response
99: NIU

Description

FSRASCHMC reports the Rasch scale scores assigned to households with children based on each of their responses to items in the 8 item 30-day child food security questionnaire. The Rasch model was used to develop cut-off scores for the categorical measure of food insecurity in the past month (FSSTATUSMC).

Note that Rasch scores are not assigned to households with zero reported food insecure conditions or to households that are screened out of the food security section of the supplement.

This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.

Comparability

FSRASCHMC is available since 2005, when households were first asked the full 18-item 30-day food security questionnaire. Rasch scores for child food security in the past year are available since 2000 in FSRASCHC.

In 1998, 1999, and 2007, food security data are not available for all rotation groups. The food security status weight FSHWTSCALE should be used when analyzing the food security scales.

Universe

  • 2005-2006, 2008+: All households.
  • Dec 2007: All households in months-in-sample 1, 2, 4-7.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 – 2017 - - - - - - - - - - - X

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