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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Flexible Consumer Behavior - United States: Food Expenditure

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Flexible, Consumer Behavior Survey module contains 7 items regarding the amount of money families in the U.S. spend on food and other products at supermarkets and grocery stores. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children

Items:

The next questions are about how much money (you family spendsyou spend) on food. First I'll ask you about money spent at supermarkets or grocery stores. Then we will talk about money spent at other types of stores.

1. During the past 30 days, how much money {did your familydid you} spend at supermarkets or grocery stores? Please include purchases made with food stamps. (You can tell me per week or per month.)

Response Options:
$[__]
No money spent
Refused
Don't know

Enter unit:
Week
Month
Refused
Don't know

2. Was any of this money spent on nonfood items such as cleaning or paper products, pet food, cigarettes or alcoholic beverages?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Refused
Don't know

3. About how much money was spent on nonfood items? (You can tell me per week or per month.)

Response Options:
$[__]
Refused
Don't know

Enter unit:
Week
Month
Refused
Don't know

4. During the past 30 days, {did your familydid you} spend money on food at stores other than grocery stores? Here are some examples of stores where you might buy food. Please do not include stores that you have already told me about.

Response Options:
Yes
No
Refused
Don't know

5. About how much money {did your familydid you} spend on food at these types of stores? Please do not include any stores you have already told me about. You can tell me per week or per month.
6. During the past 30 days, how much money {did your familydid you} spend on eating out? Please include money spent in cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines, for all family members. You can tell me per week or per month.
7. During the past 30 days, how much money {did your familydid you} spend on food carried out or delivered? Please do not include money you have already told me about. You can tell me per week or per month.

Response Options:
$[__]
Refused
Don't know

Enter unit:
Week
Month
Refused
Don't know

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Original Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(2010). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHANES 2011-2012 Flexible Consumer Behavior Survey (FCBS) Module. https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/Search/DataPage.aspx?Component=Questionnaire&CycleBeginYear=2011

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