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Ethnicity, Uganda

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ETHNICITYUG is a variable specific to Uganda that reports responses to a question about the respondent's ethnicity.


Along with slight differences in question wording, ETHNICITYUG varies across samples in the number of ethnic groups reported.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ETHNICITY (V131) is a country-specific variable included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase 2 forward, with no standard wording or response categories.


  • Uganda 1988: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 1995: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda: 1988-C, 1988-W, 1988-B, 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-W, 2011-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W