APPENDIX A
Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACS American Community Survey

AHS American Housing Survey

APDU Association of Public Data Users

BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis

BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics

C2SS Census 2000 Supplementary Survey

CAPI Computer-assisted personal interviewing

CATI Computer-assisted telephone interviewing

CAUS Community Address Updating System

CES Current Employment Statistics Program (of the Bureau of Labor Statistics)

CI Confidence interval

CIC Census Information Center

CNSTAT Committee on National Statistics

CPI Consumer Price Index

CPI-U-RS Consumer Price Index, Urban Consumers, Research Series

CPS Current Population Survey

CPS ASEC Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement

CTPP Census Transportation Planning Package

CV Coefficient of variation

DMAF Decennial Master Address File

DSF Delivery Sequence File (of the U.S. Postal Service)



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Using the American Community Survey: Benefits and Challenges APPENDIX A Acronyms and Abbreviations ACS American Community Survey AHS American Housing Survey APDU Association of Public Data Users BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics C2SS Census 2000 Supplementary Survey CAPI Computer-assisted personal interviewing CATI Computer-assisted telephone interviewing CAUS Community Address Updating System CES Current Employment Statistics Program (of the Bureau of Labor Statistics) CI Confidence interval CIC Census Information Center CNSTAT Committee on National Statistics CPI Consumer Price Index CPI-U-RS Consumer Price Index, Urban Consumers, Research Series CPS Current Population Survey CPS ASEC Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement CTPP Census Transportation Planning Package CV Coefficient of variation DMAF Decennial Master Address File DSF Delivery Sequence File (of the U.S. Postal Service)

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Using the American Community Survey: Benefits and Challenges e-StARS Electronic Statistical Administrative Records System (of the U.S. Census Bureau) FSCPE Federal State Cooperative Program for Population Estimates FTP File transfer protocol GQ Group quarters HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development IRS Internal Revenue Service LAUS Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program (of the Bureau of Labor Statistics) LUCA Local Update of Census Addresses MAF Master Address File (of the U.S. Census Bureau) MBF Mode bias factor (ACS weight adjustment) MOE Margin of error NHIS National Health Interview Survey NIF1 Noninterview factor 1 (ACS weight adjustment) NIF2 Noninterview factor 2 (ACS weight adjustment) NIF3 Noninterview factor 3 (ACS weight adjustment) NRC National Research Council OMB U.S. Office of Management and Budget PE Population Estimates Program (of the U.S. Census Bureau) PRCS Puerto Rico Community Survey PUMA Public use microdata area PUMS Public use microdata sample SAHIE Small Area Health Insurance Estimates Program (of the U.S. Census Bureau) SAIPE Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program (of the U.S. Census Bureau) SDC State Data Center SE Standard error SF Summary file SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation StARS Statistical Administrative Records System (see e-StARS) TAZ Traffic analysis zone UI Unemployment insurance records (of state governments) USPS U.S. Postal Service VMS Variation in monthly response (ACS weight adjustment)