A Reporting Unit (RU) is a person or group of persons in the sampled DU (Dwelling Unit) who are related by blood, marriage, adoption, foster care, or other family association. RUCLAS reports whether a RU is Standard, New, or a Student. Standard RUs are the original RUs from the National Health Interview Survey. A New RU is created when members of the household leave the primary RU and are followed according to the rules of the survey. A Student RU is an unmarried college student (under 24 years of age) who is considered a usual member of the household, but was living away from home while going to school, and was treated as a Reporting Unit separate from his or her parents' RU for the purpose of data collection.
Codes and Frequencies
ComparabilityThe comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.
- 1996-2017 : PERWEIGHT