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Barrier to woman's health care: Security concern

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BHCSAFETY indicates whether the woman reported "concern about security" as a barrier to getting medical care for herself.


BHCSAFETY 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

BHCSAFETY 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.


  • Nepal 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-W