Codes and Frequencies
FICDROUGHT indicates whether drought was a cause of food insufficiency for the household.
The information in FICDROUGHT 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
FICDROUGHT has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FICDROUGHT 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: All women age 15-49.