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Received prescription for diabetes
Group: Diabetes

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DIABETESPRESC indicates whether a health professional has ever prescribed medication to control the woman's diabetes or hyperglycemia.


Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DIABETESPRESC has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Benin 2017: Women age 15-49 who have ever been diagnosed with diabetes, in households selected for the men's survey.
  • Mali 2018: Women age 15-49 who have ever been diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Benin: 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-W
  • Mali: 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W