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

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DRUGCODSYN indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported using the codeine-containing medication Syndol for the experience or feeling it gave her rather than for its medicinal effect in the last 12 months.


DRUGCODSYN has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DRUGCODSYN 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-C, 2016-B, 2016-W