Codes and Frequencies
FIACTOTH indicates whether the household took some other action to avoid or deal with food insufficiency. The meaning of "other" depends on the actions specified in a given survey.
The information in FIACTOTH is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors (coded "2") using:
HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis;
RESIDENTMN variable when men are the unit of analysis.
Comparability — Index
FIACTOTH has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FIACTOTH 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.