Codes and Frequencies
Women who said that female circumcision should be stopped because it is a "bad tradition" (FCBADTRAD) were asked a follow-up question to explain what was meant by a bad tradition. FBTDIGNITY captures whether they mentioned the practice is a bad tradition because it is against women's dignity.
Comparability — Index
Along with slight differences in question wording, there are universe differences in FCBTDIGNITY, which may impact comparability. Only samples with major comparability issues are described below.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FCBTDIGNITY is a country-specific variable and is included in neither the standard DHS questionnaire nor in any version of the standard DHS module on female circumcision.
- Cote d'Ivoire 1998: Women age 15-49 who think FC should be stopped because it is a bad tradition.
- Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 who think FC should be stopped because it is a bad tradition/against religion.