This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
EDABSENTWHY reports why the household member was absent from school in the past week.
Comparability — Index
Along with universe differences and slight differences in question wording, EDABSENTWHY differs across samples in the number of response categories. To maximize comparability across samples, IPUMS DHS uses composite coding for EDABSENTWHY. The first digit distinguishes between broad categories (e.g., "5" for "Financial reasons related to school"), while the second digit supplies additional detail only sometimes available (e.g., "51" for "Problem with school uniform").
Comparability - Standard DHS
EDABSENTWHY is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.