Codes and Frequencies
FISLEEPHUNGRYFQ reports how often household member(s) went to bed hungry because there was not enough food.
Some surveys provided guidance on the meaning of the categorical response categories: Never (0 times in 4 weeks); rarely (1 or 2 times in 4 weeks); sometimes (3 or 4 times in 4 weeks); often (10 or more times in 4 weeks).
The information in FISLEEPHUNGRYFQ is taken from the household record and applies to household residents. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors (coded "2") using:
HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis;
RESIDENTMN variable when men are the unit of analysis.
Comparability — Index
Apart from minor differences in question wording, FISLEEPHUNGRYFQ is comparable across most samples. Most samples use a reference period of the last four weeks; exceptions are noted below.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FISLEEPHUNGRYFQ is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.
Comparability — Nepal [top]
The Nepalese surveys use a reference period of the past year rather than the past month.
- Mali 2012: All women age 15-49.
- Nepal 2011: All women age 15-49.
- Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
- Tanzania 2015: All women age 15-49.
- Yemen 2013: All women age 15-49.