Codes and Frequencies
For sample children and sample adults (and prior to 2019, all persons) in families with at least one adult who cut the size of their meals or skipped meals in the last 30 days because there wasn't enough money for food (FSSKIP==2), FSSKIPNO reports the number of days in the last 30 days where the adult(s) in the family cut the size of their meals or skipped meals for financial reasons.
FSSKIPNO is one of a set of variables comprising the Family Food Security Supplement, designed to study 30-day family food security. For more information about the measurement of 30-day family food security or for a list of other variables in the Family Food Security Supplement, please refer to FSRAWSCORE).
Comparability over time is affected by changes in the universe. Beginning in 2019, NHIS data collection changed to select only one sample adult and sample child per household. Accordingly, for 2019-forward, FSSKIPNO is only available for the sample child age 0-17 and the sample adult age 18 and older.
The NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.
- 2011-2018: Persons in families with members who cut the size of their meals or skipped meals in the last 30 days because there wasn't enough money for food.
- 2019: Sample children age 0-17 and sample adults age 18+ in families with members who cut the size of their meals or skipped meals due to cost (FSSKIP).