File layout for File 3 (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 3 only.
CWASHER 'Use Auto Clothes Washer' Columns 34
WASHLOAD 'Laundry Washed Per Week' Columns 36
ZWASHLOA 'Imputation Flag for WASHLOAD' Columns 38
DRYER 'Use Clothes Dryer' Columns 40
ZDRYER 'Imputation Flag for DRYER' Columns 42
DRYRFUEL 'Clothes Dryer Fuel' Columns 44-45
ZDRYRFUE 'Imputation Flag for DRYRFUEL' Columns 47
DRYRUSE 'Frequency of dryer Use' Columns 49
ZDRYRUSE 'Imputation Flag for DRYRUSE' Columns 51
WATERBED 'Use Waterbed Heaters'` Columns 53
NOWTBDHT 'Number Of Waterbed Heaters' Columns 55
WTBEDUSE 'Waterbed heaters Used All year' Columns 57
CFAN 'Used Ceiling Fan' Columns 59
NUMCFAN 'Number of Ceiling Fans Used' Columns 61-62
SWIMPOOL 'Have Pool With Filtering System' Columns 64
POOL 'Have Heated Swimming Pool' Columns 66
FUELPOOL 'Fuel Used To Heat Pool' Columns 68-69
RECBATH 'Heated Hot Tub/spa/Jacuzzi' Columns 71
ZRECBATH 'Imputation Flag for RECBATH' Columns 73
FUELTUB 'Fuel Used To Heat Recbath' Columns 75-76
TVCOLOR 'Number Of Color Televisions Used' Columns 78-79
ZTVCOLOR 'Imputation Flag for TVCOLOR' Columns 81
VCR 'Number Of VCRS Used' Columns 83-84
ZVCR 'Imputation Flag for VCR' Columns 86
WELLPUMP 'Use Electric Pump for Well' Columns 88
ZWELLPUM 'Imputation Flag for WELLPUMP' Columns 90
AQUARIUM 'Use 20+ Gallon Heated Aquarium' Columns 92
NOCORD 'Use Cordless Telephone' Columns 94
ANSMACH 'Use Answering Machine' Columns 96
STEREO 'Use Stereo Equipment' Columns 98
BATTOOLS 'Use Portable Appliances/tools' Columns 100
BATCHRG 'How Portable Appliances Maintained' Columns 102
ZBATCHRG 'Imputation Flag for BATCHRG' Columns 104
COMPUTER 'Use personal Computer' Columns 106
ZCOMPUTE 'Imputation Flag for COMPUTER' Columns 108
MULTPC 'More Than One PC Used' Columns 110
NUMPC 'Number PCS Used' Columns 112-113
MODEM 'Use Modem' Columns 115
ZMODEM 'Imputation Flag for MODEM' Columns 117
PRINTER 'Use Laser Printer for PC' Columns 119
ZPRINTER 'Imputation Flag for PRINTER' Columns 121
FAX 'Use Separate Fax Machine' Columns 123
ZFAX 'Imputation Flag for FAX' Columns 125
COPIER 'Use Photocopier' Columns 127
ZCOPIER 'Imputation Flag for COPIER' Columns 129
PCUSE 'Weekly Hours PC Turned On' Columns 131
ZPCUSE 'Imputation Flag for PCUSE' Columns 133
PCTASK 'Main Use of PC' Columns 135
TELECOM 'PC Used to Telecommute' Columns 137
ZTELECOM 'Imputation Flag for TELECOM' Columns 139
TELLDAYS 'Days PC Used To Telecommute' Columns 141-142
ZTELLDAY 'Imputation Flag for TELECOM' Columns 144
Codebook for File 3
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. Conse-
quently, 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 3.
CWASHER 'Use Auto Clothes Washer' Columns 34
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-1A
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,401 22,900,000
1 4,499 78,500,000
WASHLOAD 'Laundry Washed Per Week' Columns 36
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-1B
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = 1 Load A Week Or Less
2 = 2 To 4 Loads
3 = 5 To 9 Loads
4 = 10 To 15 Loads
5 = More Than 15 Loads
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 297 5,300,000
2 1,667 29,800,000
3 1,740 30,000,000
4 589 10,200,000
5 206 3,300,000
9 1,401 22,900,000
ZWASHLOA 'Imputation Flag for WASHLOAD' Columns 38
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = WASHLOAD not imputed
1 = WASHLOAD imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,890 101,300,000
1 10 200,000
DRYER 'Use Clothes Dryer' Columns 40
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-2A
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,836 29,300,000
1 4,064 72,200,000
ZDRYER 'Imputation Flag for DRYER' Columns 42
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = DRYER not imputed
1 = DRYER 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.
DRYRFUEL 'Clothes Dryer Fuel' Columns 44-45
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question C-2B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
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
1 788 15,400,000
2 60 800,000
5 3,226 55,900,000
99 1,836 29,300,000
ZDRYRFUE 'Imputation Flag for DRYRFUEL' Columns 47
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = DRYRFUEL not imputed
1 = DRYRFUEL 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.
DRYRUSE 'Frequency of dryer Use' Columns 49
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-2C
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Use It Every Time You wash Clothes
2 = Use It for Some, But Not All, Laods Of Wash
3 = Use It Infrequently
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 3,137 57,100,000
2 785 13,000,000
3 142 2,200,000
9 1,836 29,300,000
ZDRYRUSE 'Imputation Flag for DRYRUSE' Columns 51
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = DRYRUSE not imputed
1 = DRYRUSE 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.
WATERBED 'Use Waterbed Heaters'` Columns 53
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-3A
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,418 93,100,000
1 482 8,400,000
NOWTBDHT 'Number Of Waterbed Heaters' Columns 55
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-3B
Question different than RECS93
0 = None/Not Applicable
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
4 = Four
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,418 93,100,000
1 401 6,900,000
2 67 1,200,000
3 13 200,000
4 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
WTBEDUSE 'Waterbed heaters Used All year' Columns 57
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-3C
Question different than RECS93
0 = None/Not Applicable
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
4 = Four
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,478 94,000,000
1 361 6,400,000
2 52 900,000
3 8 Q
4 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
CFAN 'Used Ceiling Fan' Columns 59
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-4A
Question different than RECS93
RECS 93 Asked Specifically About Use During Last Summer
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,423 39,800,000
1 3,477 61,700,000
NUMCFAN 'Number of Ceiling Fans Used' Columns 61-62
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question C-4B
Question same as RECS93
0 = None/Not Applicable
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
4 = Four
5 = Five
6 = Six
7 = Seven
8 = Eight
9 = Nine
10 = Ten
11 = Eleven
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,423 39,800,000
1 1,373 23,600,000
2 781 14,000,000
3 478 8,300,000
4 379 7,000,000
5 255 4,700,000
6 127 2,400,000
7 44 900,000
8 22 400,000
9 9 Q
10 8 Q
11 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
SWIMPOOL 'Have Pool With Filtering System' Columns 64
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-5A
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,913 68,300,000
1 300 5,500,000
9 1,687 27,700,000
POOL 'Have Heated Swimming Pool' Columns 66
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-5B
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 250 4,400,000
1 50 1,100,000
9 5,600 96,000,000
FUELPOOL 'Fuel Used To Heat Pool' Columns 68-69
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question C-5C
Question different than RECS93
RECS 97 Answer Options More Limited
1 = Natural Gas From Under Ground pipes
2 = Bottled Gas (LPG Or propane)
5 = Electricity
8 = Solar
21 = Other
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 29 700,000
2 7 Q
5 6 Q
8 6 Q
21 2 Q
99 5,850 100,400,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
RECBATH 'Heated Hot Tub/spa/Jacuzzi' Columns 71
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-6A
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,701 97,500,000
1 199 4,000,000
ZRECBATH 'Imputation Flag for RECBATH' Columns 73
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = RECBATH not imputed
1 = RECBATH 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.
FUELTUB 'Fuel Used To Heat Recbath' Columns 75-76
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question C-6B
Question different than RECS93
RECS 97 Answer Options More Limited
1 = Natural Gas from Under Ground pipes
2 = Bottled Gas (LPG or propane)
3 = Fuel Oil (Volunteered)
5 = Electricity
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 46 1,200,000
2 9 Q
3 4 Q
5 140 2,700,000
99 5,701 97,500,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
TVCOLOR 'Number Of Color Televisions Used' Columns 78-79
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question C-7A
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = None
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
4 = Four
5 = Five
6 = Six
7 = Seven
8 = Eight
9 = Nine
10 = Ten
11 = Eleven
12 = Twelve
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 80 1,300,000
1 1,966 32,300,000
2 2,157 37,900,000
3 1,113 19,400,000
4 432 7,800,000
5 102 1,900,000
6 34 600,000
7 11 200,000
10 1 Q
11 3 Q
12 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZTVCOLOR 'Imputation Flag for TVCOLOR' Columns 81
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = TVCOLOR not imputed
1 = TVCOLOR 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.
VCR 'Number Of VCRS Used' Columns 83-84
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question C-7B
Question New TO RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = None
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
4 = Four
5 = Five
6 = Six
7 = Seven
10 = Ten
11 = Eleven
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 789 12,600,000
1 3,284 56,300,000
2 1,431 25,200,000
3 297 5,300,000
4 60 1,200,000
5 19 400,000
6 10 200,000
7 2 Q
10 2 Q
11 6 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZVCR 'Imputation Flag for VCR' Columns 86
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = VCR not imputed
1 = VCR imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,895 101,400,000
1 5 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
WELLPUMP 'Use Electric Pump for Well' Columns 88
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-8A
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,073 87,100,000
1 827 14,300,000
ZWELLPUM 'Imputation Flag for WELLPUMP' Columns 90
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = WELLPUMP not imputed
1 = WELLPUMP imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,879 101,100,000
1 21 400,000
AQUARIUM 'Use 20+ Gallon Heated Aquarium' Columns 92
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-8C
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,681 97,600,000
1 219 3,900,000
NOCORD 'Use Cordless Telephone' Columns 94
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-9A
Question first used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,408 39,200,000
1 3,492 62,300,000
ANSMACH 'Use Answering Machine' Columns 96
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-9B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,598 42,200,000
1 3,302 59,300,000
STEREO 'Use Stereo Equipment' Columns 98
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-9C
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,899 31,700,000
1 4,001 69,800,000
BATTOOLS 'Use Portable Appliances/tools' Columns 100
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-9D1
Question first used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,398 57,100,000
1 2,502 44,400,000
BATCHRG 'How Portable Appliances Maintained' Columns 102
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-9D2
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Keep Them Plugged in All The Time
2 = Recharge Them as Needed
3 = Both Ways Are Used
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 680 12,500,000
2 1,535 27,000,000
3 287 4,900,000
9 3,398 57,100,000
ZBATCHRG 'Imputation Flag for BATCHRG' Columns 104
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = BATCHRG not imputed
1 = BATCHRG 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.
COMPUTER 'Use personal Computer' Columns 106
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-10A
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,973 65,900,000
1 1,927 35,600,000
ZCOMPUTE 'Imputation Flag for COMPUTER' Columns 108
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = COMPUTER not imputed
1 = COMPUTER 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.
MULTPC 'More Than One PC Used' Columns 110
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-10B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,623 29,600,000
1 304 5,900,000
9 3,973 65,900,000
NUMPC 'Number PCS Used' Columns 112-113
Numercial
Variable length 2
Question C-10C
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,973 65,900,000
1 1,623 29,600,000
2 252 4,900,000
3 38 700,000
4 11 200,000
5 3 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
MODEM 'Use Modem' Columns 115
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-10D
Question different than RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 823 14,900,000
1 1,104 20,700,000
9 3,973 65,900,000
ZMODEM 'Imputation Flag for MODEM' Columns 117
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = MODEM not imputed
1 = MODEM 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.
PRINTER 'Use Laser Printer for PC' Columns 119
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-10E
Question different than RECS93
RECS 93 Defined Laser
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,264 22,900,000
1 663 12,600,000
9 3,973 65,900,000
ZPRINTER 'Imputation Flag for PRINTER' Columns 121
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = PRINTER not imputed
1 = PRINTER 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.
FAX 'Use Separate Fax Machine' Columns 123
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-11
Question different than RECS93
RECS 93 Did Not Specify Separate Piece of Equipment
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,583 95,100,000
1 317 6,300,000
ZFAX 'Imputation Flag for FAX' Columns 125
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = FAX not imputed
1 = FAX imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,895 101,400,000
1 5 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
COPIER 'Use Photocopier' Columns 127
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-12
Question different than RECS93
RECS 93 Qualified Type of Photocopier
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,700 97,700,000
1 200 3,800,000
ZCOPIER 'Imputation Flag for COPIER' Columns 129
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = COPIER not imputed
1 = COPIER imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,896 101,400,000
1 4 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PCUSE 'Weekly Hours PC Turned On' Columns 131
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-13A
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Less Than 2 Hours Per Week
2 = 2 TO 15 Hours Per Week
3 = 16 TO 40 Hours Per Week
4 = More Than 40 Hours Per Week
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 461 8,200,000
2 937 17,400,000
3 350 6,700,000
4 179 3,300,000
9 3,973 65,900,000
ZPCUSE 'Imputation Flag for PCUSE' Columns 133
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = PCUSE not imputed
1 = PCUSE 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.
PCTASK 'Main Use of PC' Columns 135
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-13B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
1 = Personal Use
2 = Business Use
3 = Both or About Equally if Volunteered)
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 263 4,800,000
2 105 2,100,000
3 161 3,100,000
9 5,371 91,500,000
TELECOM 'PC Used to Telecommute' Columns 137
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question C-13C
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 158 3,100,000
1 108 2,100,000
9 5,634 96,300,000
ZTELECOM 'Imputation Flag for TELECOM' Columns 139
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = TELECOM not imputed
1 = TELECOM 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.
TELLDAYS 'Days PC Used To Telecommute' Columns 141-142
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question C-13D
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
4 = Four
5 = Five
6 = Six
7 = Seven
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 24 400,000
2 15 300,000
3 9 Q
4 8 Q
5 29 600,000
6 3 Q
7 20 300,000
99 5,792 99,400,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZTELLDAY 'Imputation Flag for TELLDAYS' Columns 144
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = TELLDAYS not imputed
1 = TELLDAYS 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.