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Ever diagnosed with depression

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DEPRESSIONDIAG indicates whether the woman has ever been diagnosed with depression.


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

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Benin 2017: Women age 15-49 in households selected for the men's survey.
  • Cameroon 2018: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-W
  • Cameroon: 2018-W, 2018-C, 2018-B