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How long waiting for provider

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For women who visited a health facility in the last 6 months, HLTHWAIT, together with HLTHWAITVAL, reports how long the woman waited before seeing a health care provider.

Users should note that this variable reports only a specific unit of time i.e., minutes or hours, not the actual duration of the interval. The specific number of minutes or hours is reported in HLTHWAITVAL. Users must use both HLTHWAIT and HLTHWAITVAL to determine the exact amount of time the woman waited before seeing a provider.

Users may also be interested in HLTHWAITMIN, which reports the number of minutes the woman waited before seeing a provider. The information in HLTHWAITMIN is constructed from HLTHWAIT and HLTHWAITVAL.

This question is included as part of the Primary Health Care module, which is included in certain female questionnaires. These questions pertain to the woman's attitudes towards and utilization of health care services.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women aged 15-49 who have visited a health facility for herself or her child in the past 6 months.


  • Ghana: 2016