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FSTOTXPNC
Total expenditures on food last week (categorical)

Top codes:

2011: $570 (code 570)
2012: $500 (code 500)
2013: Given top code of $500, but the data have top code of $600 (code 600)
2014: Given top code of $500, but the data have top code of $625 (code 600)
2015: $620 (code 600)
2016: Given top code of $620, but the data have top code of $660 (code 600)
2017: Given top code of $620, but the data have top code of $640 (code 600)
2018 and 2019: $650 (code 600)
2020: $450 (code 450)

Description

FSTOTXPNC indicates the total amount the household spent on food last week.

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

Food spending is calculated based expenditures in different stores and establishments. Households also report their usual weekly expenditures on food, which is available in FSULXPNS.

This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.

Comparability

The universe changes over time. Before 2010, total expenditure data are available for all households. After 2010, food expenditure questions are restricted to non-group quarter households.

Documented top codes change over time. Unless otherwise specified, in order to correspond to the 2015 top code, all values above $600 are given the code 600.

Universe

  • 1999-2009: All households.
  • Apr 2001: All households in months-in-sample 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8.
  • 2010+: Non-group quarters households that purchased food.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1999 - - - X - - - - - - - -
2000 - - - - - - - - X - - -
2001 - - - X - - - - - - - X
2002 – 2020 - - - - - - - - - - - X

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