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Barrier to woman's health care: Attitude of health workers

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BHCATTHW indicates whether the woman reported "attitude of health workers" as a barrier to getting medical care for herself.

Comparability — Index



BHCATTHW has no comparability problems. To maximize consistency with similar variables, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding for this variable, with "Not a big problem" responses having a first digit of "1" and "Big Problem" having a first digit of "2." The second digit distinguishes between "No problem" (code "11") and "Small problem" (code "12"), when this additional information is available.

Comparability - Standard DHS

BHCATTHW is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire, but it is based on similar questions about barriers to health care from Phase IV onward.

Comparability — Bangladesh [top]

The 2000 Bangladesh survey asks about "lack of confidence on source of services" as a barrier to getting medical care for herself during pregnancy and childbirth.

Comparability — Namibia [top]

The 2000 Namibia survey asks about "Concern that the clinic staff are not helpful or kind" as a barrier to getting medical care for herself.


  • Bangladesh 2000: Ever-married women age 10-49 who have ever given birth or are currently pregnant.
  • Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
  • Namibia 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 2001: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia 2018: All women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-W, 2000-W
  • Lesotho: 2009-W, 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B
  • Namibia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B
  • Nigeria: 2013-C, 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-W
  • Uganda: 2001-C, 2001-B, 2001-W, 2001-W
  • Zambia: 2013-C, 2013-W, 2013-B, 2013-W, 2018-W, 2018-W, 2018-C, 2018-B