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Ever no food in house, due to lack of resources (yes/no)

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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:

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, 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.
  • 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