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Adult food security status, 12-month

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FSSTATUSA identifies the food security status of the adults in the household in the past year. Households are classified as experiencing high food security, marginal food security, low food security or very low food security among adults. See FSSTATUS for the USDA definitions of food insecurity in the U.S.

Food security is based on the number of affirmative answers to each of the 10 food security questions asked about the households overall and about the adults in the household specifically.

This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.


This variable is available and comparable since 2005.

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.


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


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 – 2022 - - - - - - - - - - - X


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