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Number of households sharing hanging toilet/hanging latrine toilet facility

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For persons whose households use a hanging toilet/hanging latrine as a toilet facility, and who share this toilet facility with at least one, but fewer than ten other households, HANGINGSHARENUM reports the number of households who share the toilet facility.

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

Comparability — Index



For a small number of cases in some samples, there are households who reported that their toilet facility is shared between at least one, but fewer than 10 households in the variable HANGINGSHAREYN, but, then report that the toilet facility is shared with 10 households in the variable HANGINGSHARENUM. This is most likely due to differences in enumerator interpretation of instructions.

Comparability — Ethiopia [top]

This question was introduced in the 2014 household questionnaire in Ethiopia. For the first survey round that this question was asked, the question text did not include the clarification that the respondent should include his or her own household in the count. This led to some households potentially reporting "1" if they share the toilet facility with one other household, because he or she did not include their own household in the count for their response. For later rounds, this question was clarified to include the instruction "including your own," resulting in all responses being two or greater.


  • Persons who live in a household that uses a hanging toilet/hanging latrine toilet facility, and shares this toilet facility with at least one, but fewer than ten, other households.


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