Dataset

Weekly Food Cost of a Nutritious Diet by Type of Family: 2000 and 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 708):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 52 rows and 10 columns.

In dollars. Assumes that food for all meals and snacks is purchased at the store and prepared at home. See source for details on estimation procedures

Footnotes

  1. The costs given are for individuals in 4-person families.
    For individuals in other size families, the following adjustments
    are suggested: 1-person, add 20 percent; 2-person, add 10 percent;
    3-person, add 5 percent; 5- or 6-person, subtract 5 percent;
    7- (or more) person, subtract 10 percent.
  2. The costs given are for individuals in 4-person families.
    For individuals in other size families, the following adjustments
    are suggested: 1-person, add 20 percent; 2-person, add 10 percent;
    3-person, add 5 percent; 5- or 6-person, subtract 5 percent;
    7- (or more) person, subtract 10 percent.
  3. The costs given are for individuals in 4-person families.
    For individuals in other size families, the following adjustments
    are suggested: 1-person, add 20 percent; 2-person, add 10 percent;
    3-person, add 5 percent; 5- or 6-person, subtract 5 percent;
    7- (or more) person, subtract 10 percent.
  4. The costs given are for individuals in 4-person families.
    For individuals in other size families, the following adjustments
    are suggested: 1-person, add 20 percent; 2-person, add 10 percent;
    3-person, add 5 percent; 5- or 6-person, subtract 5 percent;
    7- (or more) person, subtract 10 percent.
  5. The costs given are for individuals in 4-person families.
    For individuals in other size families, the following adjustments
    are suggested: 1-person, add 20 percent; 2-person, add 10 percent;
    3-person, add 5 percent; 5- or 6-person, subtract 5 percent;
    7- (or more) person, subtract 10 percent.
  6. The costs given are for individuals in 4-person families.
    For individuals in other size families, the following adjustments
    are suggested: 1-person, add 20 percent; 2-person, add 10 percent;
    3-person, add 5 percent; 5- or 6-person, subtract 5 percent;
    7- (or more) person, subtract 10 percent.

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.