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Family member(s) went all day and night without food (yes/no)

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FIFASTALLDAYN indicates whether any member(s) of the household went a whole day and night without eating due to a lack of food and resources.

The information in FIFASTALLDAYN 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.

Comparability — Index



Apart from slight differences in question wording, FIFASTALLDAYN is comparable across most samples. Most samples used a reference period of the preceding four weeks; exceptions are noted below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The Nepalese surveys used a reference period of the preceding 12 months.


  • Mali 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Yemen 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali: 2012-H, 2012-W, 2012-W, 2012-M, 2012-C, 2012-B
  • Nepal: 2016-W, 2016-H, 2016-M, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W
  • Tanzania: 2015-H, 2015-W, 2015-M, 2015-B, 2015-C, 2015-W
  • Yemen: 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-B, 2013-H, 2013-W