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Frequency HH has enough food to eat

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FIENUFOODFQ reports how often the household has enough food to eat, from usually/always to never.

The information in FIENUFOODFQ is taken from the household record and applies to household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors (code "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.


Apart from slight differences in question wording, FIENUFOODFQ is comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Tanzania 1996: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia 2001: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B, 1996-M, 1996-H
  • Zambia: 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2001-M, 2001-H