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Who should have final say on: Use of family planning

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DECSFPUSE reports who the 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.


DECSFPUSE has no comparability problems.

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.
  • Egypt: 1992-C, 1992-B, 1992-W
  • Jordan: 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-W