Codes and Frequencies
FISHORTMOS indicates whether the female respondent said her household had experienced any food shortages during a reference period expressed in months.
Comparability — Index
FISHORTMOS has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FISHORTMOS is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS women's questionnaire.
Comparability — Sri Lanka [top]
The 1987 Sri Lankan survey asked about food shortages during the past 6 months.
- Sri Lanka 1987: Ever-married women age 15-49.