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Main source of cooking/handwashing water

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WATEROTHERMAIN reports the household's main source of water for uses other than for drinking.

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


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

WATEROTHERMAIN in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable NDRINKWTR 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