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Missed school in last 12 months due to menstrual period

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MHMSCHOOLMISS indicates whether the woman missed any school days in the past 12 months due to her menstrual period.

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


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  • Women aged 15-24 who have attended school in the past 12 months excluding those who have never menstruated, have had a hysterectomy, are menopausal, have not had their period in the last three months, or for whom the last menstrual period they had was before last birth.


  • Burkina Faso: 2017-2018
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2018
  • Nigeria: 2017-2018