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Microdata are files containing individual responses to survey questions. They are used to create custom tabulations, allowing users to delve further into the rich detail collected in the American Housing Survey. In the AHS microdata, the basic unit is an individual housing unit. Each record shows most of the information associated with a specific housing unit or individual, except for data items that could be used to personally identify that housing unit or individual.

PUF "Flat File"

The flat file is a dataset where the individual Public Use File datasets have been combined into a single dataset, with one record per housing unit.

Table Specifications

A description of the variables used to tabulate each row and column in the 2015 AHS Summary Tables, as well as estimates that identify which rows cannot be replicated using the PUF.

Value Labels Package

This package is a set of SAS programs and data which will attach value labels to most character variables in the 2015 American Housing Survey dataset.

Variable Crosswalk

Many PUF variables were renamed in 2015. This document will help users familiar with 2013 find the equivalent 2015 variables.

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