Codes and Frequencies
FCKNOWBAN indicates whether the woman is aware of a law that prohibits female circumcision in her country.
Apart from slight differences in question wording and universe differences, FCKNOWBAN is largely comparable across samples. Minor differences in response options are present, with one sample providing "don't know" as a response to accommodate women expressing uncertainty.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FCKNOWBAN is a country-specific variable that is included in neither the standard DHS questionnaire nor in any version of the standard DHS module on female circumcision.
- Benin 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
- Burkina Faso 1998: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
- Burkina Faso 2003: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.