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Days relied on cheaper, less preferred food in past 7 days

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For households that did not have enough food or money to buy food in the past seven days, FINOTEATPREFWK reports the number of days (up to 7) that the family relied on less preferred, cheaper food.

The information in FINOTEATPREFWK 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;
RESIDENTMN variable when men are the unit of analysis.


FINOTEATPREFWK has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Kenya 2014: Women age 15-49 in households selected for the men's survey and whose households lacked food or money for food in the last 7 days.
  • Kenya: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-H, 2014-W