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FSSKIPCM
How often child skipped meal because not enough money for food in past month

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Description

FSSKIPCM indicates how often in the past 30 days a child or children in the household skipped a meal because the household could not afford sufficient food. This variable is available only in households where children skipped a meal or meals in the past year (FSSKIPCH).

The questions used to construct this variable are two of the 8 items included in 30-day child food security scale, FSSTATUSMC and are also used to determine household food security status FSSTATUSM. Households are screened into this section of the supplement based on income and preliminary questions on food access (see FSSCREEN for more information). FSSKIPCH is subject to a second internal screener.

This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.

Comparability

This variable is generally comparable over available years since 1995, and the universe is generally consistent since 1998. From 1998 onwards, only households that in the past year relied on low-cost food to feed their children (FSLWCFDC), could not afford to feed their children a balanced meal (FSBALCH), or in which the children did not eat enough (FSENGHCH) continue on to answer FSSKIPCH and FSSKIPCM.

Prior to 1998, both the internal screeners and the screening procedures used to determine which households were screened into the food security assessment varied. Researchers need account for this when including data prior to 1998.

Universe

  • Apr 1995: Households with children that reported children skipping a meal in past 12 months under 1995 screening criteria.
  • Sep 1996: Households with children that reported children skipping a meal in past 12 months under 1996 screening criteria.
  • Apr 1997: Households with children that reported children skipping a meal in past 12 months under 1997 screening criteria.
  • Aug 1998 and Apr 1999: Households with children that reported children skipping a meal in past 12 months under current screening criteria and that are in months-in-sample 1-7.
  • 2000+: Households with children that reported children skipping a meal in past 12 months under current screening criteria.
  • Apr 2001: Households with children that reported children skipping a meal in past 12 months under current screening criteria and that are in months-in-sample 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995 - - - X - - - - - - - -
1996 - - - - - - - - X - - -
1997 - - - X - - - - - - - -
1998 - - - - - - - X - - - -
1999 - - - X - - - - - - - -
2000 - - - - - - - - X - - -
2001 - - - X - - - - - - - X
2002 – 2017 - - - - - - - - - - - X

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