Codes and Frequencies
FSSPDMORC indicates how much additional money is needed in order for the household to meet weekly basic household needs for food. This question is asked of households that indicated they were spending too little on food (FSSPDML).
FSSPDMORC is a categorical recode of the continuous FSSPDMOR. In 2015, the continuous variable was discontinued from the public release data and a categorical variable was introduced. FSSPDMORC recodes all previous years to the 2015 coding scheme. FSSPDMOR will no longer be updated for new samples.
This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.
The topcodes for this variable change over time. Before 2011, there was no topcode. From 2011 on, the variable is topcoded at $200 (FSSPDMOR code 200).
In 2002, the question was moved from the very end of the supplement questionnaire (after the food security questions) to immediately after the food expenditure questions towards the beginning of the questionnaire. The question wording, however, did not change.
From 2010, group quarters households are not asked this question.
- 2000-2009: All supplement households who indicated they needed to spend more money to meet food needs.
- Apr 2001: All supplement households who indicated they needed to spend more money to meet food needs and that are in months-in-sample 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8.
- 2010+: All supplement households who indicated they needed to spend more money to meet food needs, excluding group quarters.
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