Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
Household affected by grasshoppers in past 12 months

Codes and Frequencies

Can't find the category you are looking for? Try the Detailed codes


NATCATLOCUST indicates whether the household was affected by swarming grasshoppers or locusts as a natural disaster in the past year. Swarming grasshoppers may completely wipe out crops in an area.

The information in NATCATLOCUST 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.


NATCATLOCUST has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Madagascar 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar: 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-M, 2008-H, 2008-W