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Frequency that adult family member(s) went to bed hungry

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FISLHUNGRYADULTFQ reports how often adult household member(s) went to bed hungry because there was not enough food.

The information in FISLHUNGRYADULTFQ is taken from the household record and applies to household residents. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors (coded "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.


FISLHUNGRYADULTFQ has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • South Africa 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H, 2016-W