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Who should have final say on: Use of family planning

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DECSFPUSE reports who the female respondent believes should have the final say when making decisions regarding the use of family planning methods.

The related variable FPDECIDER (V632) reports who in the woman's household mainly decides whether to use contraception.


Apart from universe differences, DECSFPUSE is comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DECSFPUSE is a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 1997: Currently-married women age 15-49 who approve of family planning.
  • Togo 1998: Currently-married women age 15-49 who are using a method of contraception.
  • Egypt: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B, 1992-W
  • Jordan: 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-W
  • Togo: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B