Data Dictionary: ACS 2006 (1-Year Estimates)
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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: B992514. Imputation Of Meals Included In Rent [3]
Universe: Universe: Renter-occupied housing units paying cash rent
Table Details
B992514. Imputation Of Meals Included In Rent
Universe: Universe: Renter-occupied housing units paying cash rent
Variable Label
B992514001
B992514002
B992514003
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2006 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
6.11.8. Content Editing
After data collection was completed, any remaining incomplete or inconsistent information was imputed during the final content edit of the collected data. Imputations, or computer assignments of acceptable codes in place of unacceptable entries or blanks, were needed most often when an entry for a given item was missing or when the information reported for a person or housing unit on that item was inconsistent with other information for that same person or housing unit. As in other surveys and previous censuses, the general procedure for changing unacceptable entries was to allocate an entry for a person or housing unit that was consistent with entries for persons or housing units with similar characteristics. Imputing acceptable values in place of blanks or unacceptable entries enhances the usefulness of the data.



Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2006 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Meals Included in Rent
The data on meals included in the rent were obtained from Housing Question 18b in the 2006 American Community Survey. The question was asked of occupied housing units that were rented and vacant housing units that were for rent at the time of enumeration.
Question/Concept History
Since 1996, the American Community Survey questions have been the same. Starting in 2004, 'meals included in rent' is shown for all renter-occupied housing units. In previous years (1996-2003), it was shown only for specified renter-occupied housing units.