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Menstrual hygiene materials used: paper

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MHMUSEPAPER indicates whether the woman used paper e.g., newspaper or pages from a book, to absorb or collect blood during her last menstrual period.

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


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  • 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): 2017
  • Ethiopia: 2017
  • India: 2017
  • Indonesia: 2016
  • Kenya: 2016
  • Uganda: 2017