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How many people use bush

This is a 3-digit variable that represents the number of people, except for the following codes.

996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
997 = Don't know
998 = No response


TOILBUSHNUM reports the number of persons within the household who regularly use the bush or field as a toilet facility.

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

Comparability — Index



Apart from slight variation in question wording, TOILBUSHNUM is largely comparable across samples. Most commonly, this question is worded as "How many people within your household regularly use the bush / field at home or at work?"

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The Round 1 survey asks about the use of the bush, field, river, stream, or creek as a toilet facility.


  • All persons.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2017
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2017
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2018
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2017
  • Niger: 2015-2018
  • Nigeria: 2014-2018
  • Uganda: 2014-2018