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Missed work in the last month due to menstrual period

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MHMWORKMISS indicates whether the woman had missed any work days in the last month due to her menstrual period.

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


Apart from slight universe differences, there are no comparability issues.


  • Women aged 15-49 who have done any work outside of their own housework in the last month, 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