- Questionnaire Text
- UnHarmonized Variables
Codes and Frequencies
FSRAWSCR reports the total number of affirmative answers the household provided to the 18 item food security questionnaire. This raw score is used to determine the food security of the household over the past year (FSSTATUS).
The food security questionnaire consists of 10 questions about the household overall and about the adults in household and 8 questions about the food security of any children in the household.
Households with incomes greater than 185% of the poverty line are asked two screening questions about food insecurity and if they report no instances of food insecurity are coded as having no food insecure conditions.
This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.
This variable is comparable and available in all years since 1998, when the current food security questionnaire and screening questions were implemented consistently. Researchers who wish to include prior years should use (FSRAWSC95).
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.
- Aug 1998 and Apr 1999: All households in months-in-sample 1-7.
- 2000-2006, 2008+: All households.
- Apr 2001: All households in months-in-sample 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8.
- Dec 2007: All households in months-in-sample 1, 2, 4-7.
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