Date Published: November 2017
For the purposes of the AHAR, a family is defined as a household composed of at least two people, one of whom is an adult (age 18 or older) and one is a child (under age 18). Until the child is born, a pregnant woman with no children should be counted as an individual (IND). When the child is born, then the household would be considered a family (FAM) as long as the parent is an adult (age 18 or older). Parents under the age of 18 and their children are counted as individuals for the purposes of reporting to the AHAR.