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Frequency must eat too small meals

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FINSMALLMEALFQ reports how often the household ate smaller meals because of a lack of food.

The information in FISMALLMEALFQ is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors (code "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.

Comparability — Index



FISMALLMEALFQ has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The 2011 Nepal survey used the preceding 12 months as the reference period for this question.


  • Nepal 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-H, 2016-W, 2016-H, 2016-M, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W