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Menstrual hygiene disposal: Other

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MHMDISPOSEOTHER indicates whether the woman disposed of the sanitary materials she used during her last menstrual period in some "other" way. The meaning of "other" may vary depending on the specific response categories included in a given survey.

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


Aside from the contextual meaning of "other," there are no comparability issues.


  • Women age 15-49 who menstruated in the last 3 months, and who used disposable sanitary materials or did not wash and reuse any sanitary materials.


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