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Menstrual hygiene materials used: diaper

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MHMUSEDIAPER indicates whether the woman used a diaper to collect or absorb menstrual blood during her last menstrual period. The woman could report more than one item used.

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


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  • 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.


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