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HH experienced food shortages in recent months

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FISHORTMOS indicates whether the female respondent said her household had experienced any food shortages during a reference period expressed in months.

Comparability — Index

Sri Lanka


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.
  • Sri Lanka: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B