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FCCIRCDAU (FCCIRCDAU)
Respondent's daughter is circumcised

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Description

FCCIRCDAU reports whether the woman's (eldest living) daughter has been circumcised. Question wording and response categories vary across samples. See Comparability.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Burkina Faso
Guinea

Comparability

Along with universe differences, there is considerable variation in question wording and structure for FCCIRCDAU.

For the majority of samples, FCCIRCDAU is asked of the woman's eldest living daughter. Most of these samples provide a simple yes/no response set. A minority of these samples provide an additional "not yet" response, to accommodate for women planning to circumcise their eldest daughters.

For some samples, the variable consolidates two questions, with an initial inquiry asking whether the woman's eldest daughter has been circumcised and, if yes, a probe asking the type of circumcision. To maximize comparability of responses across these samples, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding for FCCIRCDAU, with all affirmative responses coded with 2 in the first digit, and with the second digit distinguishing the type of circumcision. Samples with this question structure are discussed in greater detail below.

For some samples, the question is not specific to the woman's eldest daughter. Instead, the woman is asked if any of her living daughters have been circumcised. These samples are discussed in greater detail below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCCIRCDAU 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.

Comparability — Burkina Faso [top]

The Burkina Faso 1998 sample provides a variable that is based on two separate questions. The first question is identical in format to the majority of samples and asks whether the woman's eldest daughter has been circumcised. A follow-up question asks what type of circumcision the daughter underwent.

The response set includes four responses to accommodate daughters who have been circumcised ("removal of clitoris," "removal of clitoris and labia minora," "removal of clitoris and all labia," and "other"), and two responses for uncircumcised daughters ("not circumcised" and "not yet circumcised"). Please see the survey text tab for more information.

Comparability — Guinea [top]

The Guinea 1999 survey form provides a two-part question that asks initially if any of the woman's living daughters have been circumcised, followed by a question on the number of circumcised daughters. The FCCIRCDAU variable, however, provides only a yes/no response set.

Universe

  • Burkina Faso 1998: Women age 15-49 with at least one living daughter.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 1998: Women age 15-49 with at least one living daughter.
  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Kenya 1998: Women age 15-49 with at least one living daughter.
  • Kenya 2003: Women age 15-49 with at least one living daughter.
  • Mali 1995: Women age 15-49 with at least one living daughter.
  • Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 with at least one living daughter.
  • Nigeria 1999: Women age 10-49 with at least one living daughter.
  • Tanzania 1996: Women age 15-49 with at least one living daughter.
  • Burkina Faso: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Guinea: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B
  • Kenya: 1998-C, 1998-B, 1998-W, 1998-W, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-W
  • Mali: 1995-B, 1995-W, 1995-C
  • Niger: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Nigeria: 1999-B, 1999-W, 1999-C
  • Tanzania: 1996-B, 1996-W, 1996-C