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Action to avoid food insufficiency: Take out loan

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FIACTLOAN indicates whether the household took out a loan to avoid or deal with food insufficiency.

The information in FIACTLOAN is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors (coded "2") using:

RESIDENT variable when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis;
HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis;
RESIDENTMN variable when men are the unit of analysis.

Comparability — Index



FIACTLOAN has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FIACTLOAN is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The 2011 Nepal survey used the preceding 12 months as the reference period for this question.


  • Nepal 2011: Women age 15-49 in households reporting "never" to a series of questions about food insufficiency in the past year.
  • Nepal: 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H, 2011-M, 2011-W