Food Away From Home Prices

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This dataset consists of average quarterly, weighted prices for 20 food-away-from-home (FAFH) and alcohol products for the United States, the four census regions and nine census divisions, as well as for four establishment types—full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, vending machines, and school lunches.

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Food-Away-From-Home Prices dataset provides average prices for food away from home (FAFH) and alcohol, both at home and away from home. Food away from home is an integral component of the typical American diet and food budget; it also plays a key role in the nutrition and health of Americans. Data on variation in food prices over time and across regions allows estimating how price changes affect the demand for different products such as through changes in quantities purchased or expenditures and to examine how changes in demand, in turn, affect nutritional and health outcomes.

The average prices estimated in this dataset were produced by USDA’s (United States Department of Agriculture) Economic Research Service (ERS), using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Price Index microdata. These estimates do not reflect official estimates of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data contains quarterly average prices (not including taxes) at the national, census regional, and census divisional levels for different products across establishment types—for example, entrees and meals at full-service restaurants, nonalcoholic beverages at limited-service restaurants, fast-food hamburgers, school lunches, beer at home, and wine away from home. The data helps to analyze variations in demand by establishment type, specific foods, and region, as well as the economic determinants of diet quality and health outcomes.

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John Snow Labs; United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service;

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Food Away From Home, Consumer Price Index, Food and Nutrition, Home Food, School Lunches, FAFH Prices, Typical American Diet, American Food Budget, USDA Price Index

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Prices of Food Away From Home, Quarterly Food-Away-from-Home Prices

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AreaIt includes the United States, the four census regions, and nine census divisionsstringrequired : 1
Area_DescriptionDescription of the area, New England, State - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusettes, Connecticut, Rhode Islandstringrequired : 1
YearYear in which the data is collecteddaterequired : 1
QuarterQuarter of the yearintegerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Product_PriceAverage price of Food-Away-From-Home productsnumber-
Standard_ErrorStandard Error in average pricingnumberlevel : Ratio
Number_of_ObservationsNumber of individual observations used to calculate average pricesintegerlevel : Ratio
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9199810.1598
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9199820.1494
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9199830.1594
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9199840.1591
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9199910.1693
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9199920.1693
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9199930.1693
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9199940.1590
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9200010.1691
wine at homeregion4West: division8, division9200020.1695