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FSSPDRESTC
Amount spent on food at restaurants or cafeterias last week (categorical)

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Description

FSSPDRESTC records the total amount spent by the household spent on food at restaurants, fast food places, cafeterias, and vending machines in the past week. Households that did not purchase food at any of these places receive a value of zero.

FSSPDRESTC is a categorical recode of the continuous FSSPDREST. In 2015, the continuous variable was discontinued from the public release data and a categorical variable was introduced. FSSPDRESTC recodes all previous years to the 2015 coding scheme. FSSPDREST will no longer be updated for new samples.

This is one of the variables used to calculate total spending on food in the last week FSTOTXPN. Households also report their usual weekly expenditures on food (FSULXPNS).

This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.

Comparability

This variable is comparable across years, but the universe changes over time.

In most years, the question is asked of all households. In 1997, this question was asked of 6 of the 8 rotation groups. Beginning in 2010, food expenditure questions are restricted to non-group quarter households.

Documented topcodes change over time. Before 2011, there is no topcode. In 2011, the documentation gives a topcode of $260, but the data have an apparent topcode of $250. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, the documentation gives a topcode of $200, but the data are topcoded at $300.

Universe

  • 1995-1996, 1999-2009: All households.
  • Apr 1997: Households in months-in-sample 1-3, 5-7.
  • Apr 2001: All households in months-in-sample 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8.
  • 2010+: All households, excluding group quarters.

Availability

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

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