Codes and Frequencies
FISHORTWKS indicates whether the female respondent said her household had experienced any food shortages during a reference period expressed in weeks.
Comparability — Index
FISHORTWKS has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FISHORTWKS 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 2 weeks.
- Sri Lanka 1987: Ever-married women age 15-49 in households that experienced any food shortages in the past 6 months.