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Monthly payment for rented house/apartment includes meal/utilities

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For persons who live in a house/apartment that is being rented by their family (OWNERSHIP = 20), HOMRENTINCL reports if the monthly rent payment for the house/apartment includes meals or at least one major utility.

Major utilities only include electricity and gas. Water, sewage, and telephone are not considered utilities.


HOMRENTINCL 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. Missing data in the Family Resources supplement were imputed by NHIS. Users can refer to the imputation flag variable RENTINCLIMFL to identify persons with imputed data.

For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


In 1993, this variable only included persons who were interviewed in quarters 3 and 4, which will affect the raw frequency of this variable but should not affect the comparability over time. As always, users should use the appropriate weight.


  • 1993: Persons in quarters 3 and 4 who live in a house/apartment that is being rented
  • 1994-1996: Persons who live in a house/apartment that is being rented


  • 1993-1996