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Menstrual hygiene disposal: Waste bin

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MHMDISPOSETRASH indicates whether the woman disposed of the sanitary materials she used during her last menstrual period in a waste bin or trash bag.

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


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  • 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