Codes and Frequencies
FINOFOODHOMYN indicates whether, during a specified reference period, there was ever no food of any kind in the household due to a lack of resources.
The information in FINOFOODHOMYN is taken from the household record and applies to household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors (coded "2") using:
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, FINOFOODHOMYN 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
FINOFOODHOMYN 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.