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BRCANSELF (BRCANSELF)
Examined own breasts to check for breast cancer
Group: Cancer

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Description

BRCANSELF indicates whether the woman has ever examined her breasts to detect or check for breast cancer.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Jordan
Lesotho

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, BRCANSELF is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

BRCANSELF is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Jordan [top]

The 2007, 2012, and 2017 Jordan surveys ask, "Have you performed a breast cancer self exam to detect breast cancer in yourself within the last 12 months [emphasis added]?"

Comparability — Lesotho [top]

The 2009 and 2014 Lesotho surveys ask, "Have you performed a breast self exam to detect lumps within the last 12 months [emphasis added]?"

Universe

  • Jordan 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 2014: Women age 15-49 in households selected for the long questionnaire.
  • Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Namibia 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Jordan: 2007-W, 2007-C, 2007-B, 2012-B, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B
  • Kenya: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Lesotho: 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Namibia: 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-B