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Dwelling has doors with screens or curtains

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DOORSCREENYN indicates whether the household's dwelling has doors with some barrier (screens or curtains or grid) to prevent mosquitos from entering.

The information in DOORSCREENYN is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.

Comparability — Index



Along with universe differences, DOORSCREENYN varies across samples in question wording, in terms of the type of barrier to mosquitoes referred to.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DOORSCREENYN is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.

Comparability — Cameroon [top]

The 2011 Cameroon survey referred to "screens or curtains to keep mosquitoes from entering."

Comparability — Senegal [top]

The 2010 Senegal survey asked about "wire netting or curtains" to keep mosquitoes out.


  • Cameroon 2011: Women age 15-49 in households not selected for hemoglobin testing.
  • Senegal 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2017: All women age 15-49.
  • Cameroon: 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H
  • Senegal: 2010-B, 2010-M, 2010-H, 2010-W, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2012-B, 2012-H, 2012-W, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-W, 2014-H, 2014-C, 2014-W, 2015-M, 2015-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-W, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H, 2016-W, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-W, 2017-M, 2017-H