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Problem with toilet drainage: Pooling around own dwelling

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DRAINPROBPOOLOWN indicates whether the household's dwelling has a problem with toilet drainage in terms of pooling around the household's own dwelling.

The information in DRAINPROBPOOLOWN 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.


DRAINPROBPOOLOWN has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Egypt 2005: Ever-married women age 15-49 in households with toilet facilities.
  • Egypt: 2005-B, 2005-H, 2005-W, 2005-C