Codes and Frequencies
For women who have been told by a doctor that she has high blood pressure or hypertension, BPHERBS indicates whether she is currently taking traditional medicine or herbs to lower her blood pressure.
Along with universe differences, BPHERBS varies across samples in the allowed response categories, sometimes including "not applicable" as well as "yes" and "no." To maximize comparability, IPUMS-DHS uses a common first digit of "1" for both non-affirmative ("no" and "not applicable") responses, and distinguishes between "no" and "not applicable" in the second digit of the harmonized codes.
Comparability - Standard DHS
BPHERBS is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
- Benin 2011: Women age 15-49, in households not selected for hemoglobin testing, who have ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
- Lesotho 2009: Women age 15-49 who have ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
- Lesotho 2014: Women age 15-49 who have ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure.