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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Section 1, Part B - General Housing Characteristics

Section 1, Part B collects general information about the housing unit including the type of structure, number and types of rooms, and types of fuels used in the home.

* Ask if not apparent.
Are these living quarters presently used as student housing by a college or university?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Ask if not apparent by observation.
Which best describes this building?

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  1. Single family detached
  2. Row or townhouse - inner unit
  3. End row or end townhouse
  4. Duplex
  5. 3-plex or 4-plex
  6. Garden
  7. High-rise
  8. Apartment or flat
  9. Mobile home or trailer
  10. College dormitory
  11. Other - Specify

* Specify: [enter text] ______________

How many ROOMS are there in this unit, including all finished living areas and excluding all bathrooms? [enter value] ______________

How many BEDROOMS are there in this unit? [enter value] ______________
* Count all rooms used mainly for sleeping, even if also used for other purposes.

How many COMPLETE bathrooms are there in this unit? [enter value] ______________
* A complete bathroom has a toilet, a bathtub or shower, and a sink, all with running water.

How many HALF bathrooms are there in this unit? [enter value] ______________
* A half bathroom has at least a toilet or bathtub or shower, but does not have all the facilities of a complete bathroom.

End of Section 1B

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Last Modified Date: April 7,2016