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Introducing a Simple Measure of Household Hunger for Cross-Cultural Use

Authors: 
Terri Ballard,
Jennifer Coates,
Anne Swindale,
Megan Deitchler
Organizational Authors: 
FANTA,
USAID
Year Published: 
2011

This technical note introduces the Household Hunger Scale (HHS), a simple, new indicator to assess household hunger in food insecure areas. The HHS consists of three questions and three frequencies that, when administered in a population-based household survey, allows for estimating the percent of households affected by three different severities of household hunger: 1) Little to no household hunger; 2) Moderate household hunger; and 3) Severe household hunger.

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