Codes and Frequencies
MEATHHWK reports how many days the household ate meat, in the past week.
The information in MEATHHWK 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.
Comparability — Index
Apart from slight differences in question wording, MEATHHWK is largely comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
MEATHHWK is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.
Comparability — Tanzania [top]
The 2004 Tanzania survey asked the number of days in the past week the household consumed "meat." The 2010 Tanzania survey asked separately about the consumption of "meat" and "fish," making it clear that "meat" did not encompass the flesh of fish.
- Tanzania 2004: All women age 15-49.
- Tanzania 2010: All women age 15-49.