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FTOTVAL
Total family income

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FTOTVAL is a 6-digit numeric variable with no implied decimals.

999999: Not in Universe

Description

For all persons in 1990-1992 and 1994-1996 and all persons in quarters 3 and 4 in 1993, FTOTVAL reports the person's family income for the month prior to the interview.

FTOTVAL is calculated by summing personal income of all family members. Personal income is recorded in the variable INCLM.

 

FTOTVAL is part of the Family Resources supplement that provides information on individuals' health benefits, amount of coverage and income received from employment, welfare benefits, public assistance, and savings.

Questions in the Family Resources supplement are different from those in the core survey in terms of the content and the treatment of missing data. Questions in the Family Resources were normally asked of the month prior to the interview while the core survey asked of the last calendar year. All missing data in the Family Resources supplement were imputed by NHIS and users can refer to the imputation flag variable FTOTVALIMFL to identify persons with imputed data.

Comparability

There are no comparability issues with this variable.

Universe

  • 1990-1992: All persons
  • 1993: All persons in quarters 3 and 4
  • 1994-1996: All persons

Availability

  • 1990-1996

Weights