File layout for File 6 (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 6 only.
ELFOOD 'Uses Electric For Cooking' Columns 34
ELOTHER 'Uses Electric For Other' Columns 36
ELWARM 'Uses Electric For Heating Home' Columns 38
ELWATER 'Uses Electric For HOT Water' Columns 40
ELCOOL 'Uses Electric For A/C' Columns 42
FOWARM 'Uses Fuel Oil To Heat Home' Columns 44
FOWATER 'Uses Fuel Oil TO Heat Water' Columns 46
KROTHER 'Uses Kerosene For Other PURPOSE' Columns 48
KRWARM 'Uses Kerosene TO Heat Home' Columns 50
KRWATER 'Uses Kerosene TO Heat Water' Columns 52
LPCOOK 'Uses LPG To Cook Inside' Columns 54
LPOTHER 'Uses LPG For Other Purpose' Columns 56
LPWARM 'Uses LPG TO Heat Home' Columns 58
LPWATER 'Uses LPG TO Heat Water' Columns 60
OTHCOOK 'Other Fuel Used To Cook' Columns 62
SOLOTHER 'Uses Solar For Other Purpose' Columns 64
SOLPOOL 'Uses Solar To Heat Pool Heater' Columns 66
SOLWARM 'Uses Solar To Heat Home' Columns 68
SOLWATER 'Uses Solar TO Heat Water' Columns 70
UGCOOK 'Uses Natural Gas For Cooking' Columns 72
UGOTH 'Uses Natural Gas For Other Appliances' Columns 74
UGWARM 'Uses Natural Gas For Heating Home' Columns 76
UGWATER 'Uses Natural Gas For Hot Water' Columns 78
USEEL 'HOUSEHOLD Uses Electricity' Columns 80
USEFO 'Household Uses Fuel Oil' Columns 82
USEKERO 'Household Uses Kerosene' Columns 84
USELP 'Household Uses LPG' Columns 86
USENG 'Household Uses Utility gas' Columns 88
USEOTH 'Other Fuel Used By Household' Columns 90
USESOLAR 'Household Uses Solar' Columns 92
USEWOOD 'Household Uses Wood' Columns 94
WDOTHER 'Uses Wood For Other Purpose' Columns 96
WDWARM 'Uses Wood TO Heat Home' Columns 98
WDWATER 'Uses Wood TO Heat Water' Columns 100
PELHEAT 'Who Pays Electric For Home Heat' Columns 102
PELAC 'Who Pays Electric For A/C' Columns 104
PELHOTWA 'Who Pays Electric For Hot Water' Columns 106
PELCOOK 'Who Pays Electric For Cooking' Columns 108
PELLIGHT 'Who Pays Electric For Lights/Appliances' Columns 110
PGASHEAT 'Who Pays Natural Gas For Home Heat' Columns 112
PGASHTWA 'Who Pays Natural Gas For Hot Water' Columns 114
PUGCOOK 'Who Pays Natural Gas To Cook' Columns 116
PUGOTH 'Who Pays Natural Gas For Appliances' Columns 118
PAYFO 'Who Pays For Fuel Oil' Columns 120
PAYLPG 'Who Pays For Bottled Gas' Columns 122
DEREG 'Able To Select Fuel Supplier' Columns 124
ZDEREG 'Imputation Flag for DEREG' Columns 126
WCHFUEL 'Fuel Household Can Shop For' Columns 128-129
ZWCHFUEL 'Imputation Flag for WCHFUEL' Columns 131
LPGDELV 'LPG Delivered To Your Home' Columns 133
NDIFLPCO 'Number Companies Deliver LPG' Columns 135-136
NLPDELNC 'Number LPG Deliveries Past Year' Columns 138-139
QUANTFO 'Fuel Oil Used Past Year' Columns 141
FODEL 'Fuel Oil Delivered' Columns 143
NDIFFOCO 'Number Of Different Fuel Oil Companies' Columns 145
NFODELNC 'Number Fuel Oil Deliveries Past Year' Columns 147-148
KERODEL 'Kerosene Delivered To Home' Columns 150
KEROCASH 'Cash And Carry Kerosene' Columns 152
NOKRCASH 'Number Times Cash/Carry Kerosene' Columns 154-155
NKRGALNC 'Quantity Bought Each Time' Columns 157-158
PRICEKER 'Cash/Carry Kerosene Price/Gallon' Columns 160-162
TOTPAYKR 'Total Cash And Carry Price' Columns 164-167
NDIFKRCO 'Number Kerosene Companies Deliver' Columns 169
NOKRDEL 'Times Kerosene Delivered Past Year' Columns 171-172
WOODLOGS 'Wood Logs Burned' Columns 174
WDSCRAP 'Wood Scraps Burned' Columns 176
WDPELLET 'Wood Pellets Burned' Columns 178
WOODAMT 'Amount Of Wood Burned Past Year' Columns 180
ZWOODAMT 'Imputation Flag for WOODAMT' Columns 182
CORDPLU1 'Number Cords Burned Past Year' Columns 184
ZCORDPL1 'Imputation Flag for CORDPLU1' Columns 186
CORDPLU2 'Number Cords Over 2 « Burned' Columns 188-189
ZCORDPL2 'Imputation Flag for CORDPLU2' Columns 191
CORDS 'Number Cords Burned' Columns 193-196
KNWLDGE 'Certainty Of Energy Answers' Columns 198
HOWPAID 'How Utilities Are Paid' Columns 200
HOWPAYEL 'How Electricity Is Paid' Columns 202
HOWPAYNG 'How Natural Gas Is Paid' Columns 204
HOWPAYLP 'How LPG IS Paid' Columns 206
HOWPAYFO 'How Fuel Oil Is Paid' Columns 208
HOWPAYKR 'How Kerosene Is Paid' Columns 210
Codebook for File 6
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
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 a present only in File 6.
ELFOOD 'Uses Electric For Cooking' Columns 34
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 571 9,000,000
1 5,329 92,500,000
ELOTHER 'Uses Electric For Other' Columns 36
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2 Q
1 5,898 101,400,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ELWARM 'Uses Electric For Heating Home' Columns 38
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,506 59,500,000
1 2,394 42,000,000
ELWATER 'Uses Electric For HOT Water' Columns 40
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,511 61,300,000
1 2,389 40,200,000
ELCOOL 'Uses Electric For A/C' Columns 42
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,838 28,100,000
1 4,062 73,400,000
FOWARM 'Uses Fuel Oil To Heat Home' Columns 44
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,199 91,700,000
1 701 9,800,000
FOWATER 'Uses Fuel Oil TO Heat Water' Columns 46
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,516 96,300,000
1 384 5,200,000
KROTHER 'Uses Kerosene For Other PURPOSE' Columns 48
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,900 101,500,000
KRWARM 'Uses Kerosene TO Heat Home' Columns 50
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,672 98,000,000
1 228 3,500,000
KRWATER 'Uses Kerosene TO Heat Water' Columns 52
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
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.
LPCOOK 'Uses LPG To Cook Inside' Columns 54
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,605 97,100,000
1 295 4,400,000
LPOTHER 'Uses LPG For Other Purpose' Columns 56
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,828 100,400,000
1 72 1,000,000
LPWARM 'Uses LPG TO Heat Home' Columns 58
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,531 95,900,000
1 369 5,600,000
LPWATER 'Uses LPG TO Heat Water' Columns 60
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,687 98,200,000
1 213 3,300,000
OTHCOOK 'Other Fuel Used To Cook' Columns 62
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
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.
SOLOTHER 'Uses Solar For Other Purpose' Columns 64
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,900 101,500,000
SOLPOOL 'Uses Solar To Heat Pool Heater' Columns 66
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
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.
SOLWARM 'Uses Solar To Heat Home' Columns 68
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
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.
SOLWATER 'Uses Solar TO Heat Water' Columns 70
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,874 101,000,000
1 26 500,000
UGCOOK 'Uses Natural Gas For Cooking' Columns 72
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,882 66,300,000
1 2,018 35,200,000
UGOTH 'Uses Natural Gas For Other Appliances' Columns 74
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,052 84,500,000
1 848 17,000,000
UGWARM 'Uses Natural Gas For Heating Home' Columns 76
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,891 47,000,000
1 3,009 54,500,000
UGWATER 'Uses Natural Gas For Hot Water' Columns 78
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,988 48,700,000
1 2,912 52,800,000
USEEL 'HOUSEHOLD Uses Electricity' Columns 80
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2 Q
1 5,898 101,400,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
USEFO 'Household Uses Fuel Oil' Columns 82
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,190 91,500,000
1 710 10,000,000
USEKERO 'Household Uses Kerosene' Columns 84
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,671 98,000,000
1 229 3,500,000
USELP 'Household Uses LPG' Columns 86
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,361 93,400,000
1 539 8,100,000
USENG 'Household Uses Utility gas' Columns 88
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,429 39,600,000
1 3,471 61,900,000
USEOTH 'Other Fuel Used By Household' Columns 90
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,841 100,600,000
1 59 900,000
USESOLAR 'Household Uses Solar' Columns 92
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,864 100,800,000
1 36 700,000
USEWOOD 'Household Uses Wood' Columns 94
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,028 86,400,000
1 872 15,000,000
WDOTHER 'Uses Wood For Other Purpose' Columns 96
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,900 101,500,000
WDWARM 'Uses Wood TO Heat Home' Columns 98
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,029 86,500,000
1 871 15,000,000
WDWATER 'Uses Wood TO Heat Water' Columns 100
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,886 101,300,000
1 14 200,000
PELHEAT 'Who Pays Electric For Home Heat' Columns 102
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2A
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billing
4 = Household in Billing pool
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,258 39,800,000
2 125 2,000,000
3 8 Q
4 3 Q
9 3,506 59,500,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PELAC 'Who Pays Electric For A/C' Columns 104
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2B
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billing
4 = Household in Billing pool
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 3,896 70,600,000
2 153 2,600,000
3 10 200,000
4 4 Q
9 1,837 28,000,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PELHOTWA 'Who Pays Electric For Hot Water' Columns 106
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2C
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billing
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,288 38,700,000
2 96 1,400,000
3 5 Q
9 3,511 61,300,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PELCOOK 'Who Pays Electric For Cooking' Columns 108
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2D
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billing
4 = Household in Billing pool
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 5,057 88,300,000
2 248 3,900,000
3 18 200,000
4 6 Q
9 571 9,000,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PELLIGHT 'Who Pays Electric For Lights/Appliances' Columns 110
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2E
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billed
4 = Household in Billing pool
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 5,564 96,300,000
2 307 4,700,000
3 21 300,000
4 6 Q
9 2 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PGASHEAT 'Who Pays Natural Gas For Home Heat' Columns 112
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2F
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billed
4 = Household in Billing pool
7 = Free Gas Well
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,667 48,700,000
2 329 5,600,000
3 5 Q
4 5 Q
7 3 Q
9 2,891 47,000,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PGASHTWA 'Who Pays Natural Gas For Hot Water' Columns 114
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2G
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billed
4 = Household in Billing pool
7 = Free Gas Well
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,505 45,800,000
2 396 6,800,000
3 5 Q
4 5 Q
7 1 Q
9 2,988 48,700,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PUGCOOK 'Who Pays Natural Gas To Cook' Columns 116
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2H
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billed
7 = Free Gas Well
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,728 30,400,000
2 258 4,300,000
3 31 600,000
7 1 Q
9 3,882 66,300,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PUGOTH 'Who Pays Natural Gas For Appliances' Columns 118
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2I
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
3 = Third Party Billed
7 = Free Gas Well
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 813 16,300,000
2 24 500,000
3 10 200,000
7 1 Q
9 5,052 84,500,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PAYFO 'Who Pays For Fuel Oil' Columns 120
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2J
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 547 7,600,000
2 163 2,300,000
9 5,190 91,500,000
PAYLPG 'Who Pays For Bottled Gas' Columns 122
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-2K
Question same as RECS93
1 = Household pays
2 = Rent or condo Fee
7 = Free Gas
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 524 7,900,000
2 14 200,000
7 1 Q
9 5,361 93,400,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
DEREG 'Able To Select Fuel Supplier' Columns 124
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-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 3,751 66,100,000
1 129 2,400,000
9 2,020 33,000,000
ZDEREG 'Imputation Flag for DEREG' Columns 126
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = DEREG not imputed
1 = DEREG imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,877 101,100,000
1 23 400,000
WCHFUEL 'Fuel Household Can Shop For' Columns 128-129
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 2
Question H-3B
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
Imputed For Nonresponse
1 = Natural Gas
3 = Both
5 = Electricity
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 23 500,000
3 34 600,000
5 72 1,300,000
9 5,771 99,100,000
ZWCHFUEL 'Imputation Flag for WCHFUEL' Columns 131
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = WCHFUEL not imputed
1 = WCHFUEL 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.
LPGDELV 'LPG Delivered To Your Home' Columns 133
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-4A
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 62 1,100,000
1 431 6,500,000
8 6 Q
9 5,401 93,800,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NDIFLPCO 'Number Companies Deliver LPG' Columns 135-136
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 2
Question H-4B
Question different than RECS97
0 = None
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
7 = Refused
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 33 500,000
1 417 6,300,000
2 8 Q
3 1 Q
7 1 Q
8 3 Q
9 5,437 94,500,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NLPDELNC 'Number LPG Deliveries Past Year' Columns 138-139
Numerical Variable
Variable Length 2
Question H-4C
Question same as RECS93
96 = Don't Know
97 = Refused
98 = No Answer
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 33 500,000
1 55 800,000
2 87 1,300,000
3 80 1,200,000
4 63 1,000,000
5 33 500,000
6 41 600,000
7 13 200,000
8 17 300,000
9 to 18 25 300,000
96 3 Q
98 13 200,000
99 5,437 94,500,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
QUANTFO 'Fuel Oil Used Past Year' Columns 141
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-5
Question different than RECS97
1 = Less Than 100 Gallons
2 = 100 TO 499 Gallons
3 = 500 TO 1,000 Gallons
4 = More Than 1,000 Gallons
6 = Don't Know
7 = Refused
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 14 200,000
2 119 1,800,000
3 223 3,000,000
4 72 1,000,000
6 46 600,000
7 1 Q
8 71 900,000
9 5,354 93,900,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
FODEL 'Fuel Oil Delivered' Columns 143
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-5A1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2 Q
1 476 6,800,000
8 70 900,000
9 5,352 93,800,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NDIFFOCO 'Number Of Different Fuel Oil Companies' Columns 145
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-5A2
Question different than RECS93
1 = One
2 = Two
3 = Three
4 = Four
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 454 6,500,000
2 18 200,000
3 1 Q
4 2 Q
8 1 Q
9 5,424 94,700,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NFODELNC 'Number Fuel Oil Deliveries Past Year' Columns 147-148
Numerical Variable
Variable Length 2
Question H-5A3
Question different than RECS97
98 = No Answer
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 41 700,000
2 41 600,000
3 72 1,100,000
4 72 1,000,000
5 62 900,000
6 68 900,000
7 24 300,000
8 31 400,000
9 to 25 62 800,000
98 3 Q
99 5,424 94,700,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
KERODEL 'Kerosene Delivered To Home' Columns 150
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-6A
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 164 2,500,000
1 38 500,000
8 31 500,000
9 5,667 98,000,000
KEROCASH 'Cash And Carry Kerosene' Columns 152
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-6A1
Question same as RECS93
0 = No
1 = Yes
6 = Don't Know
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 43 600,000
1 153 2,300,000
6 1 Q
9 5,703 98,500,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NOKRCASH 'Number Times Cash/Carry Kerosene' Columns 154-155
Numerical Variable
Variable Length 2
Question H-6A2
Question same as RECS93
96 = Don't Know
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 25 300,000
2 15 200,000
3 21 400,000
4 12 200,000
5 12 200,000
6 to 10 24 400,000
11 to 85 43 600,000
96 1 Q
99 5,747 99,200,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NKRGALNC 'Quantity Bought Each Time' Columns 157-158
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 2
Question H-6A3
Question different than RECS93
1 = 1 Gallon
2 = 3 Gallons
3 = 5 Gallons
4 = 10 Gallons
5 = 55 Gallons
98 = No Answer
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 12 200,000
2 19 300,000
3 96 1,400,000
4 22 300,000
5 3 Q
98 3 Q
99 5,745 99,100,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PRICEKER 'Cash/Carry Kerosene Price/Gallon' Columns 160-162
Numerical Variable
Variable Length 3
Question H-6A4
Question same as RECS93
Two Implied Decimal Places
996 = Don't Know
999 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
50 to 100 15 300,000
101 to 120 56 700,000
121 to 130 24 400,000
131 to 280 40 600,000
996 17 300,000
999 5,748 99,200,000
TOTPAYKR 'Total Cash And Carry Price' Columns 164-167
Numerical Variable
Variable Length 4
Question H-6A5
Question same as RECS93
Two Implied Decimal Places
9996 = Don't Know
9998 = No Answer
9999 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
119 to 400 19 300,000
401 to 500 20 300,000
501 to 600 24 300,000
601 to 1000 30 500,000
1001 to 5900 23 300,000
9996 10 200,000
9998 26 400,000
9999 5,748 99,200,000
NDIFKRCO 'Number Kerosene Companies Deliver' Columns 169
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-6B
Question same as RECS93
1 = One
2 = Two
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 34 500,000
2 4 Q
9 5,862 101,000,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NOKRDEL 'Times Kerosene Delivered Past Year' Columns 171-172
Numerical Variable
Variable Length 2
Question H-6C
Question same as RECS93
97 = Refused
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 4 Q
2 10 100,000
3 7 Q
4 7 Q
5 3 Q
6 2 Q
97 1 Q
99 5,866 101,000,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
WOODLOGS 'Wood Logs Burned' Columns 174
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-7A
Question same as RECS93
RECS 93 Asked About Activity In Past 12 Months
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 147 2,500,000
1 778 13,500,000
9 4,975 85,500,000
WDSCRAP 'Wood Scraps Burned' Columns 176
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-7B
Question same as RECS93
RECS 93 Asked About Activity In Past 12 Months
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 809 14,100,000
1 116 1,900,000
9 4,975 85,500,000
WDPELLET 'Wood Pellets Burned' Columns 178
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-7C
Question same as RECS93
RECS 93 Asked About Activity In Past 12 Months
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 925 16,000,000
9 4,975 85,500,000
WOODAMT 'Amount Of Wood Burned Past Year' Columns 180
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-7D
Question Different Than RECS93
Imputed For Nonresponse
1 = Less Than Half A Cord
2 = More Than Half But Less Than A Whole Cord
3 = At Least One Full Cord
4 = More Than One Full Cord
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 413 7,700,000
2 132 2,400,000
3 114 1,700,000
4 253 3,900,000
9 4,988 85,700,000
ZWOODAMT 'Imputation Flag for WOODAMT' Columns 182
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = WOODAMT not imputed
1 = WOODAMT imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,802 99,800,000
1 98 1,600,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
CORDPLU1 'Number Cords Burned Past Year' Columns 184
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-7E
Question same as RECS93
Imputed For Nonresponse
1 = 1
2 = 1 And One-Half
3 = 2
4 = 2 And One-Half
5 = 3 Or More
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 10 200,000
2 42 700,000
3 45 700,000
4 18 300,000
5 138 2,100,000
9 5,647 97,600,000
ZCORDPL1 'Imputation Flag for CORDPLU1' Columns 186
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = CORDPLU1 not imputed
1 = CORDPLU1 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,877 101,200,000
1 23 300,000
CORDPLU2 'Number Cords Over 2 « Burned' Columns 188-189
Numerical Variable
Variable Length 2
Question H-7F
Question first Used in 1997 RECS
Imputed For Nonresponse
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
4 61 900,000
5 30 400,000
6 15 200,000
7 to 30 32 500,000
99 5,762 99,400,000
ZCORDPL2 'Imputation Flag for CORDPLU2' Columns 191
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = CORDPLU2 not imputed
1 = CORDPLU2 imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,889 101,300,000
1 11 200,000
CORDS 'Number Cords Burned' Columns 193-196
Numerical Variable
Variable Length 4
Two Implied Decimal Places
Calculated from WOODAMT, CORDPLU1, CORDPLU2
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 4,988 85,700,000
25 413 7,700,000
75 132 2,400,000
100 124 1,900,000
150 42 700,000
200 45 700,000
250 18 300,000
400 61 900,000
500 30 400,000
600 15 200,000
700 TO 3000 32 500,000
KNWLDGE 'Certainty Of Energy Answers' Columns 198
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Question H-8
Question same as RECS93
1 = Very Sure
2 = Somewhat Sure
3 = Not Too Sure
6 = Don't Know
7 = Refused
8 = No Answer
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 4,409 77,500,000
2 1,409 22,700,000
3 76 1,100,000
6 2 Q
7 1 Q
8 3 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
HOWPAID 'How Utilities Are Paid' Columns 200
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
Utilities Include Electricity, Utility gas, Fuel Oil, Kerosene, And LPG.
Wood Is Excluded.
All - All Uses Of Each Fuel Paid AS Indicated
Some- At Least One Use Of One Fuel Paid
Other - One Or More Payments By Third Party Or Group Billing
1 = All Paid By Household
2 = All Included In Rent
3 = Some Paid, Some Rent
4 = Other
9 = No Utilities Fuel Used
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 5,163 89,700,000
2 287 4,400,000
3 389 6,400,000
4 60 900,000
9 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
HOWPAYEL 'How Electricity Is Paid' Columns 202
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
All - All Uses Of Each Fuel Paid AS Indicated
Some- At Least One Use Of One Fuel Paid
Other - One Or More Payments By Third Party Or Group Billing
1 = All Paid By Household
2 = All Included In Rent
3 = Some Paid, Some Rent
4 = Other
9 = No Electricity Used
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 5,556 96,200,000
2 307 4,700,000
3 8 Q
4 27 400,000
9 2 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
HOWPAYNG 'How Natural Gas Is Paid' Columns 204
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
All - All Uses Of Each Fuel Paid AS Indicated
Some- At Least One Use Of One Fuel Paid
Other - One Or More Payments By Third Party Or Group Billing
Natural Gas Wells Are Considered Paid By Household
1 = All Paid By Household
2 = All Included In Rent
3 = Some Paid, Some Rent
4 = Other
9 = No Natural Gas Used
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,962 53,300,000
2 399 6,600,000
3 67 1,200,000
4 43 800,000
9 2,429 39,600,000
HOWPAYLP 'How LPG IS Paid' Columns 206
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
All - All Uses Of Each Fuel Paid AS Indicated
Some- At Least One Use Of One Fuel Paid
Other - One Or More Payments By Third Party Or Group Billing
LPG Gas Wells Are Considered AS Other
1 = All Paid By Household
2 = All Included In Rent
4 = Other
9 = No LPG Used
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 524 7,900,000
2 14 200,000
4 1 Q
9 5,361 93,400,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
HOWPAYFO 'How Fuel Oil Is Paid' Columns 208
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
All - All Uses Of Each Fuel Paid AS Indicated
Some- At Least One Use Of One Fuel Paid
Other - One Or More Payments By Third Party Or Group Billing
1 = All Paid By Household
2 = All Included In Rent
9 = No Fuel Oil Used
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 547 7,600,000
2 163 2,300,000
9 5,190 91,500,000
HOWPAYKR 'How Kerosene Is Paid' Columns 210
Categorical Variable
Variable Length 1
1 = All Paid By Household
9 = No Kerosene Used
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 229 3,500,000
9 5,671 98,000,000