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Main source of drinking water

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WATERDRINKMAIN reports the household's main source of drinking water.

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


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

WATERDRINKMAIN in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable DRINKWTR in IPUMS-DHS. IPUMS-PMA users should note the two variables do not use the same codes, and response categories vary widely in the IPUMS-DHS variable. See the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • All persons.


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