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Frequency can't afford to eat preferred foods

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FINOTEATPREFQ reports how often the household cannot afford to eat their preferred types of food.

The information in FINOTEATPREFQ is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.

Comparability — Index



FINOTEATPREFQ has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The 2011 Nepal survey used the preceding 12 months as the reference period for this question.


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