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Frequency HH members go hungry

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FIGOHUNGRYFQ reports how often, in general, members of the household go hungry.

The information in FIGOHUNGRYFQ 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.


FIGOHUNGRYFQ has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • South Africa 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • South Africa: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 1998-H