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Brand of maize flour purchased

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MAIZBUYBRAND reports the brand name of recently consumed maize flour that was purchased by the household. This line of questioning was probably aimed at evaluating the frequency and effects of consuming of fortified maize flour.

The information in MAIZBUYBRAND is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.


MAIZBUYBRAND has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Tanzania 2010: Women age 15-49 in households that prepared ugali with maize flour in the past week and bought their maize flour.
  • Tanzania: 2010-H, 2010-W, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-M