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Place where drug to induce medical abortion was obtained

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ABORTDRUGPLACE reports the type of place where the female respondent obtained drug(s) to induce a medical abortion.


ABORTDRUGPLACE uses composite codes. The first digit indicates broad categories (such as code "1" for "Public Sector"), the second digit denotes major subgroups within broad categories (such as "11" for "Government hospital"), and the last two digits provide additional detail (such as "1110" for "District hospital").

Comparability - Standard DHS

ABORTDRUGPLACE is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • South Africa 2016: Women age 15-49 who had a medical/drug-induced abortion in the past 5 years.
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W