FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey
Errata: On January 18, 2017, a revised individual-level public use file was reposted to correct a small number of variables that were incorrect due to a data processing error. Twelve variables that identify an income source (with corresponding flags for imputed values), affecting two records each, were revised. The other corrected variables are RELATION_R, MARITAL, SPOUSEHHMEM, AGE_R, EDUCCAT, YEARSRESIDENCE, INITINTRVMON, INITFINALDAYS, FAMMEMBER, ANYINCOMEIND, and EMPLOYMENT, affecting 34 to 150 records each. Preliminary analyses indicate that this would likely have a minimal effect on analyses from the original file. The corresponding codebook was not affected.
USDA's National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) is the first nationally representative survey of American households to collect unique and comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions. Detailed information was collected about foods purchased or otherwise acquired for consumption at home and away from home, including foods acquired through food and nutrition assistance programs. The survey includes nationally representative data from 4,826 households, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households, low-income households not participating in SNAP, and higher income households. For a more detailed description of the survey, see Background.
ERS has expanded access to FoodAPS data by removing identifying variables and publishing public-use data files (see below). Users can now download the public-use data in three file formats: SAS, STATA, and CSV. If the public-use files are not sufficient for the researchers' needs, see the Data Access page for instructions about how to gain access to restricted-use data.
The public-use files include the household-level and individual-level interview files, the food-at-home (FAH) and food-away-from-home (FAFH) event files, the FAH and FAFH item files, data from the Meals and Snacks form, a summary of the individual daily reporting status, household access to FAFH outlets and SNAP-authorized FAH retailers, and estimates of household SNAP eligibility. All codebooks and a User's Guide, providing an overview of the survey and data sets as well as general notes about using the data, are also available (see Documentation below).
|Public-Use Data Files and Codebooks|
|SAS data files||1/12/2017|
|Stata data files||1/12/2017|
|CSV data files||1/12/2017|