File layout for File 2 (Records are comma-delimited. First line contains a
list of variables on the file. The remaining lines contain the values of the
variables with fixed column positions.)
Variables on all files
DOEID '4-digit identification number' Columns 1-4
NWEIGHT 'The Final Weight' Columns 6-11
MQRESULT 'Mail Questionnaire Codes' Columns 13
REGIONC 'Census Region' Columns 15
DIVISION 'Census Division' Columns 17
LRGSTATE 'Four Largest States' Columns 19
CDD65 'Cooling Degree-Days to base 65, 1-97 TO 12-97' Columns 21-24
HDD65 'Heating Degree-Days to base 65, 1-97 TO 12-97' Columns 26-30
TYPEHUQ 'Type of Home: as report by Respondent' Columns 32
Variables in File 2 only.
STOVEN 'Stove Has Burners and Oven' Columns 34
ZSTOVEN 'Imputation Flag for STOVEN' Columns 36
STOVENA 'Combo Stove and Oven Fuel' Columns 38-39
STOVE 'Use Stove/Burners for Cooking' Columns 41
STOVEA 'Range Top/ Burners Fuel' Columns 43-44
OVEN 'Use Oven for Cooking' Columns 46
OVENA 'Separate Oven Fuel' Columns 48-49
OVENUSE 'How Often Oven Used' Columns 51
ZOVENUSE' Imputation Flag for OVENUSE' Columns 53
OVENCLN 'Oven is Self-Cleaning' Columns 55
ZOVENCLN 'Imputation Flag for OVENCLN' Columns 57
TYPECLN 'Type of Self Cleaning Oven' Columns 59
ZTYPECLN 'Imputation Flag for TYPECLN' Columns 61
MICRO 'use Microwave oven' Columns 63
ZMICRO' Imputation Flag for MICRO' Columns 65
AMTMICRO 'Amount Cooked in Microwave' Columns 67
ZAMTMICR' Imputation Flag for AMTMICRO' Columns 69
NUMMEAL 'Number of Cooked Meals' Columns 71
ZNUMMEAL' Imputation Flag for NUMMEAL' Columns 73
FUELFOOD 'Fuel Used for Cooking' Columns 75-76
ZFUELFOO' Imputation Flag for FUELFOOD' Columns 78
NUMFRIG 'Number of Refrigerators' Columns 80
ZNUMFRIG' Imputation Flag for NUMFRIG' Columns 82
TYPERFR1 'Type of Main refrigerator' Columns 84
ZTYPERF1' Imputation Flag for TYPERFR1' Columns 86
DOORSFR1 'Refrigerator 1 Door Style' Columns 88
ZDOORSF1' Imputation Flag for DOORSFR1' Columns 90
SIZRFRI1 'Size of Main refrigerator' Columns 92
ZSIZRFR1' Imputation Flag for SIZRFRI1' Columns 94
REFRIGT1 'Freezer Type for Main Refrigerator' Columns 96
ZREFRIG1' Imputation Flag for REFRIGT1' Columns 98
ICE 'Through the Door Ice/water service' Columns 100
AGERFRI1 'Age of Main Refrigerator' Columns 102-103
ZAGERFRI' Imputation Flag for AGERFRI1' Columns 105
TYPERFR2 'Type of Second Refrigerator' Columns 107
ZTYPERF2' Imputation Flag for TYPERFR2' Columns 109
DOORSFR2 'Refrigerator 2 Door Style' Columns 111
ZDOORSF2' Imputation Flag for DOORSFR2' Columns 113
SIZRFRI2 'Size of Second Refrigerator' Columns 115
ZSIZRFR2' Imputation Flag for SIZRFRI2' Columns 117
REFRIGT2 'Freezer Type For Second Refrigerator' Columns 119
ZREFRIG2' Imputation Flag for REFRIGT2' Columns 121
MONRFRI2 'Months Second refrigerator Used' Columns 123-124
ZMONRFRI' Imputation Flag for MONRFRI2' Columns 126
AGERFRI2 'Age of Second Refrigerator' Columns 128-129
SEPFREEZ 'Use A Separate Freezer' Columns 131
ZSEPFREE' Imputation Flag for SEPFREEZ' Columns 133
NUMFREEZ 'Number of Separate Freezers' Columns 135
NUMFREE 'Imputation Flag for NUMFREEZ' Columns 137
UPRTFRZR 'Freezer Upright or Chest' Columns 139
ZUPRTFRZ' Imputation Flag for UPRTFRZR' Columns 141
SIZFREEZ 'Size of Separate Freezer' Columns 143
ZSIZFREE 'Imputation Flag for SIZFREEZ' Columns 145
FREEZER 'Type of Separate Freezer' Columns 147
ZFREEZER 'Imputation Flag for FREEZER' Columns 149
AGEFRZR 'Age of Separate Freezer' Columns 151-152
ZAGEFRZR 'Imputation Flag for AGEFRZR' Columns 154
DISHWASH 'Use Automatic Dishwasher' Columns 156
DWASHUSE 'How Often Use Dishwasher' Columns 158
ZDWASHUS 'Imputation Flag for DWASHUSE' Columns 160
Codebook for File 2
Variables DOEID, NWEIGHT, MQRESULT, REGIONC, DIVISION, LRGSTATE CDD65, HDD65,
and TYPEHUQ are on all files.
DOEID '4-digit identification number' Columns 1-4
Included in all files
Numerical Variable
Variable length: 4
The variable DOEID will be on all files. Each respondent is assigned an
unique value of DOEID. It can be used to merge data from one file with
data from another file.
Minimum Value: 1,001
Maximum Value: 6,903
NWEIGHT 'The Final Weight' Columns 6-11
Included in all files
Numerical Variable
Variable length: 6
Minimum Value: 3,841
Maximum Value: 79,878
The sample design for RECS is not a simple random sample. Consequently,
to estimate the number or percent of households/housing units with a
certain characteristic, the sampling weight should be used. The
variable NWEIGHT is the sampling weight for the observation. It is
approximately the inverse of the probability of selection. It gives the
number of households that the response represents in the sample. For
most categorical variables, the codebooks contain both the unweighted
frequency and the weighted frequency. The unweighted frequency gives
the number of observations, the weighted frequency gives survey estimate
of the number of households/housing units for each possible value of the
variable. The weighted frequencies are rounded to the nearest 100,000
households. This is the limit of the accuracy for RECS. When the
unweighted frequency is less than 10 or the weighted frequency is less
than 150,000; then weighted frequency is suppressed. A 'Q' is placed in
the frequency to denote that the number is suppressed. This indicates
that there are too few observation upon which to determine an accurate
estimate.
MQRESULT 'Mail Questionnaire Codes' Columns 13
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Mail Questionnaire (MQ)
Authorization Form (AF)
Personal Interview (PI)
1 = MQ Completed, AF Signed
2 = MQ Completed, AF not required
7 = MQ returned after a PI was completed
8 = PI was completed after MQ was returned
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 173 3,400,000
2 8 Q
7 1 Q
8 12 200,000
9 5,706 97,600,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
When MQRESULT equals 1 or 2, the household and housing unit data was not
obtained via a personal interview. The data were obtained using a
shortened mail questionnaire. A hot-deck imputation procedure was used
to match each mail respondent to a personal interview respondent. The
critical matching variables were FUELHEAT, FUELH2O, TYPECOOL, TYPEHUQ,
and REGIONC. Additional variables used in a scoring function to
determine the best match were MONEYPY, NHSLDMEM, VEHICLES, HHAGE, and
TOTROOMS. The remaining household/housing unit characteristics for the
mail respondents were determined by the values of the matched personal
interview respondent. The energy consumption and expenditures data for
the mail respondents was based upon data obtained from their energy
suppliers. It was not imputed using a hot deck procedure.
Questionnaire data from personal interview respondents sometime is
missing and needs to be imputed. 'Z' variables are used to indicate the
presence of imputed data. For example, if ZURBRUR = 0 then URBRUR was
not imputed. If ZURBRUR = 1 then URBRUR was imputed.
Census Division/Region: A geographic area consisting of several States
defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. The States
are grouped into nine divisions and four regions.
Region Division States
Northeast New England Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island
Middle Atlantic New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
Midwest East North Central Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Ohio, and Wisconsin
West North Central Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
South South Atlantic Delaware, the District of Columbia,
Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia,
and West Virginia
East South Central Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi,
and Tennessee
West South Central Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,
and Texas
West Mountain Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
Pacific Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon,
and Washington
REGIONC 'Census Region' Columns 15
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
1 = Northeast Census Region
2 = Midwest Census Region
3 = South Census Region
4 = West Census Region
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,332 19,700,000
2 1,234 24,100,000
3 1,979 35,900,000
4 1,355 21,800,000
DIVISION 'Census Division' Columns 17
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
1 = New England Census Division
2 = Middle Atlantic Census Division
3 = East North Central Census Division
4 = West North Central Census Division
5 = South Atlantic Census Division
6 = East South Central Census Division
7 = West South Central Census Division
8 = Mountain Census Division
9 = Pacific Census Division
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 490 5,300,000
2 842 14,400,000
3 783 16,900,000
4 451 7,200,000
5 871 18,700,000
6 527 6,300,000
7 581 10,800,000
8 466 6,200,000
9 889 15,600,000
LRGSTATE 'Four Largest States' Columns 19
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = Other
1 = New York State
2 = California
3 = Texas
4 = Florida
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 4,258 70,300,000
1 399 6,800,000
2 609 11,500,000
3 369 7,000,000
4 265 5,900,000
CDD65 and HDD65 are weather data. The values of CDD65 and HDD65 were based
upon data obtained from the NOAA. A random error was added to both HDD65 and
CDD65 to mask the location of the weather station from which the data was
obtained.
CDD65 'Cooling Degree-Days to base 65, 1-97 TO 12-97' Columns 21-24
Included in all files
Numerical Variable
Variable length 4
Minimum Value: 0
Maximum Value: 5,954
HDD65 'Heating Degree-Days to base 65, 1-97 TO 12-97' Columns 26-30
Included in all files
Numerical Variable
Variable length 5
Minimum Value: 0
Maximum Value: 11,672
Cooling degree days are the number of degrees the average daily
temperature (ADT) is above the base temperature. Heating degree days
are the number of degrees the ADT is below the base temperature. To
calculate daily degree days (base 65 degrees):
ADT = (daily high + daily low)/2
CDD(daily) = 0 if ADT <= 65
= ADT - 65 if ADT > 65
HDD(daily) = 0 if ADT >= 65
= 65 - ADT if ADT < 65.
Annual degrees days are calculated by summing the daily degree days.
The .5 is carried over in the summation. The total is rounded up after
the summation.
TYPEHUQ 'Type of Home: as report by Respondent' Columns 32
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length: 1
Question (A-2B)
different than RECS93
Variable was constructed form responses to questions
A-2A, A-2B, A-5, and A-9
Responses TYPEHUQ1, TYPEHUQ2, TYPEHUQ3, and TYPEHUQ4
Imputed for Nonresponse
There is a fine line between the definitions of various types of housing
units. The distinction between a single-family attached unit and a unit
in an apartment building is particularly complex. The collection and
editing of the data on housing type changed from the paper-and-pencil
questionnaire for the 1993 RECS to the CAPI questionnaire for the 1997
RECS. The change in the data collection and editing procedures may have
contributed to changes in the survey results. For example, the estimated
number of occupied single-family attached units increased from 7.3
million for the 1993 RECS to 10.0 million for the 1997 RECS. Conversely,
the number of occupied housing units in buildings with two to four units
decreased from 8.0 million for the 1993 RECS to 5.6 million for the 1997
RECS.
1 = Mobile Home
2 = Single-Family detached
3 = Single-Family Attached
4 = Apartment in Building containing 2-4 units
5 = Apartment in Building Containing 5 or more units
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 402 6,300,000
2 3,661 63,800,000
3 552 9,900,000
4 351 5,600,000
5 934 15,800,000
The remaining variables are present only on File 2.
STOVEN 'Stove Has Burners and Oven' Columns 34
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-1A
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 577 10,600,000
1 5,323 90,900,000
ZSTOVEN 'Imputation Flag for STOVEN' Columns 36
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = STOVEN Not imputed
1 = STOVEN imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,400,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
STOVENA 'Combo Stove and Oven Fuel' Columns 38-39
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question B-1B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
1 = Natural Gas From Underground Pipes
2 = Bottled Gas (LPG or Propane)
5 = Electricity
21 = Some Other Fuel
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,847 32,000,000
2 273 4,100,000
5 3,200 54,800,000
21 3 Q
99 577 10,600,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
STOVE 'Use Stove/Burners for Cooking' Columns 41
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-1C
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 46 800,000
1 531 9,700,000
9 5,323 90,900,000
STOVEA 'Range Top/ Burners Fuel' Columns 43-44
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question B-1D
Question first used in 1997 RECS
1 = Natural Gas From Underground Pipes
2 = Bottled Gas (LPG or propane)
5 = Electricity
21 = Some Other Fuel
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,014 35,200,000
2 294 4,400,000
5 3,544 61,100,000
21 2 Q
99 46 800,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
OVEN 'Use Oven for Cooking' Columns 46
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-1E
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 78 1,200,000
1 499 9,300,000
9 5,323 90,900,000
OVENA 'Separate Oven Fuel' Columns 48-49
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question B-1F
Question first used in 1997 RECS
1 = Natural Gas From Underground Pipes
2 = Bottled Gas (LPG or Propane)
5 = Electricity
21 = Some Other Fuel
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,942 33,700,000
2 282 4,200,000
5 3,596 62,300,000
21 2 Q
99 78 1,200,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
OVENUSE 'How Often Oven Used' Columns 51
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-2
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = More Than Once a Day
2 = Once a Day
3 = Between Once a Day and Once a week
4 = Once a Week
5 = Less Than Once a Week
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 510 8,300,000
2 1,223 20,500,000
3 1,995 34,900,000
4 860 15,100,000
5 1,234 21,500,000
9 78 1,200,000
ZOVENUSE' Imputation Flag for OVENUSE' Columns 53
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = OVENUSE Not imputed
1 = OVENUSE imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,892 101,300,000
1 8 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
OVENCLN 'Oven is Self-Cleaning' Columns 55
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-3A
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,329 55,500,000
1 2,493 44,700,000
9 78 1,200,000
ZOVENCLN 'Imputation Flag for OVENCLN' Columns 57
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = OVENCLN Not imputed
1 = OVENCLN imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,854 100,500,000
1 46 900,000
TYPECLN 'Type of Self Cleaning Oven' Columns 59
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-3B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Continuous Cleaning
2 = Manually Start the Cleaning Cycle
3 = Both Manual and Continuous
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 555 10,100,000
2 1,937 34,600,000
3 1 Q
9 3,407 56,800,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZTYPECLN 'Imputation Flag for TYPECLN' Columns 61
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = TYPECLN Not imputed
1 = TYPECLN imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,795 99,500,000
1 105 2,000,000
MICRO 'use Microwave oven' Columns 63
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-4A
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,092 17,300,000
1 4,808 84,200,000
ZMICRO' Imputation Flag for MICRO' Columns 65
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = MICRO Not imputed
1 = MICRO imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,400,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
AMTMICRO 'Amount Cooked in Microwave' Columns 67
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-4B
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Most of All
2 = About Half
3 = Some or Very Little
4 = Used Only for Snacks, Defrosting, or Reheating
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 392 7,300,000
2 1,019 18,400,000
3 1,254 22,300,000
4 2,143 36,200,000
9 1,092 17,300,000
ZAMTMICR' Imputation Flag for AMTMICRO' Columns 69
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = AMTMICRO Not imputed
1 = AMTMICRO imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,400,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NUMMEAL 'Number of Cooked Meals' Columns 71
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-5
Question different than RECS97
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = Doesnt Cook/Never Cooks
1 = Three or More Times a Day
2 = Two Times a Day
3 = Once a Day
4 = A Few Times Each Week
5 = About Once a Week
6 = Less Than Once a Week
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 8 Q
1 450 7,000,000
2 1,562 25,700,000
3 2,438 42,200,000
4 1,101 20,400,000
5 169 3,100,000
6 172 3,000,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZNUMMEAL' Imputation Flag for NUMMEAL' Columns 73
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = NUMMEAL Not imputed
1 = NUMMEAL imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,892 101,300,000
1 8 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
FUELFOOD 'Fuel Used for Cooking' Columns 75-76
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question B-6
Question different than RECS93
RECS 97 Answer Options More Limited
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Natural Gas From Underground Pipes
2 = Bottled Gas (LPG or Propane)
5 = Electricity
21 = Some Other Fuel
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,811 31,400,000
2 261 3,900,000
5 3,810 65,900,000
21 2 Q
99 16 300,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZFUELFOO' Imputation Flag for FUELFOOD' Columns 78
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = FUELFOOD Not imputed
1 = FUELFOOD imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,898 101,500,000
1 2 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NUMFRIG 'Number of Refrigerators' Columns 80
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-7
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = None
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three or More
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 10 200,000
1 5,020 85,900,000
2 823 14,600,000
3 47 800,000
ZNUMFRIG' Imputation Flag for NUMFRIG' Columns 82
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = NUMFRIG Not imputed
1 = NUMFRIG imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,400,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
TYPERFR1 'Type of Main refrigerator' Columns 84
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-8A1
Question different than RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Full-Size With One Door
2 = Full-Size With Two Doors
3 = Half or Quarter-Size
4 = Some Other Kind
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 648 10,800,000
2 5,194 89,700,000
3 35 500,000
4 13 200,000
9 10 200,000
ZTYPERF1' Imputation Flag for TYPERFR1' Columns 86
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = TYPERFR1 Not imputed
1 = TYPERFR1 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,400,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
DOORSFR1 'Refrigerator 1 Door Style' Columns 88
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-8A2
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Side-By-Side
2 = Top-and-Bottom
3 = Other
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,126 20,700,000
2 4,063 69,000,000
3 5 Q
9 706 11,700,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZDOORSF1' Imputation Flag for DOORSFR1' Columns 90
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = DOORSFR1 Not imputed
1 = DOORSFR1 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,400,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
SIZRFRI1 'Size of Main refrigerator' Columns 92
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-8B
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Very Small (10 Cubic Feet OR Less)
2 = Small (11 TO 14 Cubic Feet)
3 = Medium (15 TO 18 Cubic Feet)
4 = Large (19 TO 22 Cubic Feet)
5 = Very Large (More Than 22 Cubic Feet)
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 63 900,000
2 451 7,700,000
3 2,711 45,700,000
4 2,579 45,500,000
5 86 1,500,000
9 10 200,000
ZSIZRFR1' Imputation Flag for SIZRFRI1' Columns 94
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = SIZRFRI1 Not imputed
1 = SIZRFRI1 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,885 101,200,000
1 15 200,000
REFRIGT1 'Freezer Type for Main Refrigerator' Columns 96
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-8C
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Manual
2 = Frost-Free(Either Automatic or semi-Automatic)
3 = No Working Freezer Section (If Volunteered)
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 825 13,300,000
2 5,063 88,100,000
3 2 Q
9 10 200,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZREFRIG1' Imputation Flag for REFRIGT1' Columns 98
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = REFRIGT1 Not imputed
1 = REFRIGT1 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,883 101,100,000
1 17 300,000
ICE 'Through the Door Ice/water service' Columns 100
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-8D
Question different than RECS93
RECS 93 Only Asked About Ice Service
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 428 7,600,000
1 698 13,200,000
9 4,774 80,800,000
AGERFRI1 'Age of Main Refrigerator' Columns 102-103
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question B-8E
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Less Than 2 Years Old
2 = 2 TO 4 Years Old
3 = 5 TO 9 Years Old
4 = 10 TO 19 Years Old
5 = 20 Years Or Older
96 = Don't Know
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 795 13,400,000
2 1,239 21,400,000
3 1,767 30,300,000
4 1,370 24,100,000
5 409 7,100,000
96 310 5,000,000
99 10 200,000
ZAGERFRI' Imputation Flag for AGERFRI1' Columns 105
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = AGERFRI1 Not imputed
1 = AGERFRI1 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,894 101,300,000
1 6 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
TYPERFR2 'Type of Second Refrigerator' Columns 107
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-9A1
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Full-Size With One Door
2 = Full-Size With Two Doors
3 = Half or Quarter-Size
4 = Some Other Kind
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 184 3,200,000
2 553 9,900,000
3 125 2,300,000
4 8 Q
9 5,030 86,100,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZTYPERF2' Imputation Flag for TYPERFR2' Columns 109
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = TYPERFR2 Not imputed
1 = TYPERFR2 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,500,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
DOORSFR2 'Refrigerator 2 Door Style' Columns 111
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-9A2
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Side-by-Side
2 = Top-and-Bottom
3 = Other
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 73 1,300,000
2 479 8,500,000
3 1 Q
9 5,347 91,600,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZDOORSF2' Imputation Flag for DOORSFR2' Columns 113
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = DOORSFR2 Not imputed
1 = DOORSFR2 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,500,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
SIZRFRI2 'Size of Second Refrigerator' Columns 115
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-9B
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Very Small (10 Cubic Feet or Less)
2 = Small (11 TO 14 Cubic Feet)
3 = Medium (15 TO 18 Cubic Feet)
4 = Large (19 TO 22 Cubic Feet)
5 = Very Large (More Than 22 Cubic Feet)
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 111 2,000,000
2 155 2,600,000
3 362 6,300,000
4 232 4,200,000
5 10 200,000
9 5,030 86,100,000
ZSIZRFR2' Imputation Flag for SIZRFRI2' Columns 117
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = SIZRFRI2 Not imputed
1 = SIZRFRI2 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,897 101,400,000
1 3 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
REFRIGT2 'Freezer Type For Second Refrigerator' Columns 119
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-9C
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Manual
2 = Frost=Free(Either Automatic or semi-Automatic)
3 = No Working Freezer Section (If Volunteered)
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 335 5,700,000
2 529 9,600,000
3 6 Q
9 5,030 86,100,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZREFRIG2' Imputation Flag for REFRIGT2' Columns 121
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = REFRIGT2 Not imputed
1 = REFRIGT2 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,897 101,400,000
1 3 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
MONRFRI2 'Months Second refrigerator Used' Columns 123-124
Numerical Variable
Variable length 2
Question B-9D
Question different than RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 4 Q
1 20 400,000
2 13 200,000
3 7 Q
4 10 200,000
5 7 Q
6 21 300,000
7 4 Q
8 7 Q
9 7 Q
10 2 Q
11 2 Q
12 766 13,700,000
99 5,030 86,100,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZMONRFRI' Imputation Flag for MONRFRI2' Columns 126
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = MONRFRI2 Not imputed
1 = MONRFRI2 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,897 101,400,000
1 3 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
AGERFRI2 'Age of Second Refrigerator' Columns 128-129
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question B-9E
Question same as RECS93
Not Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Less Than 2 Years Old
2 = 2 To 4 Years Old
3 = 5 To 9 Years Old
4 = 10 To 19 Years Old
5 = 20 Years or Older
96 = Don't Know
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 56 1,100,000
2 78 1,500,000
3 184 3,300,000
4 300 5,300,000
5 235 4,000,000
96 17 300,000
99 5,030 86,100,000
SEPFREEZ 'Use A Separate Freezer' Columns 131
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-10A
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,919 67,800,000
1 1,981 33,700,000
ZSEPFREE' Imputation Flag for SEPFREEZ' Columns 133
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = SEPFREEZ Not imputed
1 = SEPFREEZ imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,897 101,400,000
1 3 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NUMFREEZ 'Number of Separate Freezers' Columns 135
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-10B
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,798 30,700,000
2 168 2,700,000
3 15 300,000
9 3,919 67,800,000
ZNUMFREE 'Imputation Flag for NUMFREEZ' Columns 137
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = NUMFREEZ Not imputed
1 = NUMFREEZ imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,893 101,300,000
1 7 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
UPRTFRZR 'Freezer Upright or Chest' Columns 139
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-10A1
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Upright
2 = Chest-Type
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 956 16,500,000
2 1,025 17,100,000
9 3,919 67,800,000
ZUPRTFRZ' Imputation Flag for UPRTFRZR' Columns 141
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = UPRTFRZR Not imputed
1 = UPRTFRZR imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,898 101,400,000
1 2 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
SIZFREEZ 'Size of Separate Freezer' Columns 143
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-10B1
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Very Small (10 Cubic Feet OR Less)
2 = Small (11 TO 14 Cubic Feet)
3 = Medium (15 TO 18 Cubic Feet)
4 = Large (19 TO 22 Cubic Feet)
5 = Very Large (More Than 22 Cubic Feet)
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 171 2,700,000
2 399 6,700,000
3 786 13,500,000
4 529 9,000,000
5 96 1,700,000
9 3,919 67,800,000
ZSIZFREE 'Imputation Flag for SIZFREEZ' Columns 145
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = SIZFREEZ Not imputed
1 = SIZFREEZ imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,893 101,400,000
1 7 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
FREEZER 'Type of Separate Freezer' Columns 147
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-10C
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Manual
2 = Frost Free
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,348 23,000,000
2 633 10,700,000
9 3,919 67,800,000
ZFREEZER 'Imputation Flag for FREEZER' Columns 149
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = FREEZER Not imputed
1 = FREEZER imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,889 101,300,000
1 11 200,000
AGEFRZR 'Age of Separate Freezer' Columns 151-152
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question B-10D
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Less Than 2 Years Old
2 = 2 To 4 Years Old
3 = 5 To 9 Years Old
4 = 10 To 19 Years Old
5 = 20 Years Or Older
6 = As Old As The Home (If Volunteered)
96 = Don't Know
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 141 2,400,000
2 249 4,200,000
3 436 7,500,000
4 714 12,300,000
5 408 6,700,000
96 33 500,000
99 3,919 67,800,000
ZAGEFRZR 'Imputation Flag for AGEFRZR' Columns 154
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = AGEFRZR Not imputed
1 = AGEFRZR imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,898 101,400,000
1 2 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
DISHWASH 'Use Automatic Dishwasher' Columns 156
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-11A
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,181 50,600,000
1 2,719 50,900,000
DWASHUSE 'How Often Use Dishwasher' Columns 158
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question B-11B
Question different than RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Less Than 4 Times A Week
2 = 4 To 6 Times A Week
3 = At Least Once Each Day
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,504 28,700,000
2 710 12,900,000
3 505 9,300,000
9 3,181 50,600,000
ZDWASHUS 'Imputation Flag for DWASHUSE' Columns 160
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = DWASHUSE Not imputed
1 = DWASHUSE imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,894 101,400,000
1 6 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.