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Codeine-containing medication used for non-medical effect: Other
Group: Drugs

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DRUGCODOTH indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported using some other codeine-containing medication for the experience or feeling it gave her rather than for its medicinal effect in the last 12 months. The meaning of "other" must be interpreted relative to the specific response categories included in a particular sample.


DRUGCODOTH has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • South Africa 2016: Women age 15-49 who, in the last 12 months, used a codeine-containing medication for the feeling it gives, in households selected for the adult health questionnaire.
  • South Africa: 2016-B, 2016-W, 2016-C