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HANDWASHPL
Place to wash hands or movable container for handwashing
Group: Sanitation

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Description

HANDWASHPL indicates whether or not the household has a place to wash hands. Please see detailed discussion in the Comparability tab.

The question associated with this variable was included in the household questionnaire.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Burkina Faso
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Ethiopia
Ghana
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Niger
Nigeria
Uganda

Comparability

In most samples after 2014, the household questionnaire asks whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands or a movable container that is not kept in a fixed location (e.g., a bowl or kettle) that is commonly used for hand washing.

However, in other samples, the household questionnaire only asks about whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers. See questionnaire text for more details.

Comparability — Burkina Faso [top]

Burkina Faso 2014 Round 1 asks about whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Burkina Faso 2017 Round 5 and 2018 Round 6 distinguish not only between fixed and mobile handwashing places, but also with whether the place was not observed and the reason why it was not observed.

Comparability — Congo (Democratic Republic) [top]

DR Congo 2013 Round 1, 2014 Round 1, 2016 Round 5, and 2017 Round 6 ask whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

DR Congo 2018 Round 7 samples distinguish not only between fixed and mobile handwashing places, but also with whether the place was not observed and the reason why it was not observed.

Comparability — Ethiopia [top]

Ethiopia 2014 Round 1 and Round 2 ask about whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Comparability — Ghana [top]

Ghana 2014 Round 1 asks about whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Comparability — India [top]

India 2016 Round 1 asks about whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

Indonesia 2015 Round 1 asks about whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

Kenya 2014 Round 1 and Round 2 whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Kenya 2017 Round 6 and 2018 Round 7 distinguish not only between fixed and mobile handwashing places, but also with whether the place was not observed and the reason why it was not observed.

Comparability — Niger [top]

Niger 2015 Round 1 and 2016 Round 1 ask whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

Nigeria 2014 Round 1 and Round 2, Nigeria 2015 Round 1 and Round 2 ask whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Nigeria 2017 Round 1 (Oyo) and Nigeria 2018 Round 5 distinguishes not only between fixed and mobile handwashing places, but also with whether the place was not observed and the reason why it was not observed.

Comparability — Uganda [top]

Uganda 2014 Round 1 and 2015 Round 1 ask whether the respondent's household has a place to wash hands, not distinguishing between fixed places and movable containers.

Uganda 2018 Round 6 distinguishes not only between fixed and mobile handwashing places, but also with whether the place was not observed and the reason why it was not observed.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

HANDWASHPL in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable HANDWASHPL in IPUMS-DHS. There may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.

Universe

  • Burkina Faso 2014 Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Burkina Faso 2015 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Burkina Faso 2016 Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Burkina Faso 2016 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Burkina Faso 2017 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Burkina Faso 2018 Round 6 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2013 Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2014 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2015 Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2015 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2015 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2018 Round 7 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2018 Round 7 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Cote D'Ivoire 2017 Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Cote D'Ivoire 2018 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ethiopia 2014 Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ethiopia 2014 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ethiopia 2015 Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ethiopia 2016 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ethiopia 2017 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ethiopia 2018 Round 6 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ghana 2013 Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ghana 2014 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ghana 2014 Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ghana 2015 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ghana 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Ghana 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: All persons.
  • India 2016 (Rajasthan) Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • India 2017 (Rajasthan) Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • India 2017 (Rajasthan) Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • India 2018 (Rajasthan) Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Indonesia 2015 Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Indonesia 2016 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Kenya 2014 Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Kenya 2014 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Kenya 2015 Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Kenya 2015 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Kenya 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Kenya 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Kenya 2018 Round 7 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Niger 2015 (Niamey) Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Niger 2016 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Niger 2016 (Niamey) Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Niger 2017 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Niger 2018 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Nigeria 2014 (Kaduna) Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Nigeria 2014 (Lagos) Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Nigeria 2015 (Kaduna) Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Nigeria 2015 (Lagos) Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Nigeria 2016 Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Nigeria 2017 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Nigeria 2017 (Oyo) Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Nigeria 2018 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Uganda 2014 Round 1 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Uganda 2015 Round 2 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Uganda 2015 Round 3 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Uganda 2016 Round 4 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Uganda 2017 Round 5 Female and Household: All persons.
  • Uganda 2018 Round 6 Female and Household: All persons.

Availability

  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2018
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2018
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2018
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2018
  • Niger: 2015-2018
  • Nigeria: 2014-2018
  • Uganda: 2014-2018