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Frequency must eat fewer meals per day

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FIFEWMEALSFQ reports how often household members ate fewer meals per day due to a lack of resources (never, rarely, sometimes, or often).

The information in FIFEWMEALSFQ is taken from the household record and applies to 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



FIFEWMEALSFQ is comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FIFEWMEALSFQ 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.


  • Nepal 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 2011-B, 2011-H, 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2016-M, 2016-W, 2016-W, 2016-H, 2016-C, 2016-B