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Disposal of youngest child's waste: leave

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For women who are primary caregivers for at least one child in the household under age 5, KID1FECDISPLEAVE indicates whether they left their youngest child's fecal waste where it was the last time the child passed stools.

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

Users may also be interested in KID1FECDISP, which reports from a list of possible options what was done to dispose of the woman's youngest child's fecal waste the last time the child passed stools. Additionally, referring to all children under age 5 in the household, KIDFECDISPLEAVE indicates whether the household typically leaves fecal waste where it is.


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women age 15-49 who are the primary caregivers for at least 1 child under age 5.


  • Ghana: 2014