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Frequency no food in the house due to lack of resources

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FINOFOODHOMFQ reports how often there was no food of any kind in the household due to a lack of resources.

The information in FINOFOODHOMFQ is taken from the household record and applies to household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (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



Apart from small differences in question wording, FINOFOODHOMFQ is comparable across samples. Most surveys used a reference period of the preceding four weeks for this question; exceptions are noted below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The Nepalese surveys used the preceding twelve months as a reference period.


  • Mali 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2011: 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-C, 2012-B, 2012-M
  • Nepal: 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-H, 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H, 2016-W
  • Tanzania: 2015-H, 2015-W, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M
  • Yemen: 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-H, 2013-C, 2013-W