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MHMUSECOTTON
Menstrual hygiene materials used: Cotton wool

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Description

MHMUSECOTTON indicates whether the woman used cotton wool to absorb or collect blood during her last menstrual period.

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

Comparability

The universe of this variable differs among samples.

For Burkina Faso 2016, Democratic Republic of Congo 2017, Ethiopia 2017, Ghana 2016, India 2017, Indonesia 2016, Kenya 2016, Niger 2016, and Uganda 2017 samples, the universe of this variable is women aged 15 to 49 with the following exclusions:

Women who:

are currently pregnant.
have never menstruated.
have had a hysterectomy.
are menopausal.
have not had their menstrual period for the last three months.
had their last period before the birth of their most recent child.

For Burkina Faso 2017 and 2018, Cote D'Ivoire 2018, Niger 2018, and Nigeria 2017 and 2018 samples, the universe of this variable is women aged 15 to 49 with the following exclusions:

Women who:

have never menstruated.
have had a hysterectomy.
are menopausal.
have not had their menstrual period for the last three months.
had their last period before the birth of their most recent child.

For Nigeria 2015 samples, the universe of this variable is women aged 15 to 49 with the following exclusions:

Women who ...
have never menstruated.
have had a hysterectomy.
are menopausal.

Universe

  • Burkina Faso 2016 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women 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.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.
  • Cote D'Ivoire 2018 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women 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.
  • Ethiopia 2017 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.
  • Ghana 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.
  • India 2017 (Rajasthan) Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.
  • Indonesia 2016 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.
  • Kenya 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.
  • Niger 2016 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.
  • Niger 2018 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women 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.
  • Nigeria 2015 (Kaduna) Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who have never menstruated, have had a hysterectomy, or are menopausal.
  • Nigeria 2015 (Lagos) Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who have never menstruated, have had a hysterectomy, or are menopausal.
  • Nigeria 2017 (Oyo) Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women 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.
  • Nigeria 2018 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women 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.
  • Uganda 2017 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15 to 49 excluding women who are pregnant, 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.

Availability

  • Burkina Faso: 2016-2017
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2017
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2018
  • Ethiopia: 2017
  • Ghana: 2016
  • India: 2017
  • Indonesia: 2016
  • Kenya: 2016
  • Niger: 2016, 2018
  • Nigeria: 2015, 2017-2018
  • Uganda: 2017