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FCTOTALDAU (G108)
Total daughters circumcised

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Description

FCTOTALDAU (G108) reports the total number of the woman's living daughters who were circumcised at the time of the interview.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Egypt
Nigeria
Uganda

Comparability

Along with universe differences, question wording varies considerably in FCTOTALDAU (G108), which limits the variable's comparability.

For most samples, the woman first indicated whether any of her living daughters had been circumcised. If so, she reported how many daughters had been circumcised.

For some samples, the woman was asked about circumcision for all daughters under age 15. The number of daughters circumcised was determined by the woman's responses to yes/no questions about whether each daughter under 15 years of age was circumcised.

Such comparability issues stem from changing question wording in the standard DHS module on circumcision. Consult the Comparability -- Standard DHS section below for more information and review the Survey Text tab for sample of interest.

Only samples with additional comparability problems, such as differing age ranges for the daughters included in the question, are discussed below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

While FCTOTALDAU (G108) is not included in the standard DHS questionnaire, the question is included in all phases of the standard DHS module on female circumcision. Question wording changed across phases, as described below.

The first two phases of the standard DHS module on female circumcision asked about all living daughters. The woman was first asked whether any of her living daughters had been circumcised and, if yes, was asked how many living daughters were circumcised.

The third phase of the standard DHS module on female circumcision asked instead about all living daughters under age 15. The woman was asked, in turn, whether each living daughter age 0-14 had been circumcised. The number of daughters circumcised was then determined as a numerical aggregate of the affirmative responses.

Comparability — Egypt [top]

The Egypt 2008 survey form asks about all of the woman's living daughters between 0 and 19 years of age.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

A DHS final report for Nigeria includes the following text on comparability problems: "The 2008 NDHS showed a higher prevalence of female circumcision than that reported in the 2003 NDHS (30 percent versus 19 percent). However, this increase was actually due to variations in the definition of FGC used in the two surveys. In the 2008 NDHS, some of the field teams included angurya and gishiri cuts in the FGC category while others did not. This was not the case in 2003 NDHS. In the 2013 NDHS, the definition of FGC explicitly followed the WHO definition ... and captured the practice of angurya and gishiri cuts. Any comparisons of FGC data from the 2013 survey with data from these earlier surveys should be made with caution."

Comparability — Uganda [top]

The Uganda 2011 survey form asks the woman to report the number of living daughters between 0 and 14 years of age who were circumcised.

Universe

  • Benin 2001: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Benin 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Benin 2011: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Burkina Faso 2003: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Burkina Faso 2010: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Cameroon 2004: Women age 15-49 who were selected and interviewed for the FC module, and who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Chad 2004: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Chad 2014: Women age 15-49, in households not selected for the men's survey, who have ever heard of FC.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Egypt 2000: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Egypt 2003: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Egypt 2008: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2000: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Ethiopia 2005: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Ethiopia 2016: Women age 15-49 who were selected and interviewed for the FC module, and who have heard of FC.
  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have at least one living daughter that is circumcised.
  • Guinea 2005: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Guinea 2012: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Guinea 2018: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Kenya 2008: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Kenya 2014: Women age 15-49, in households selected for the long questionnaire, who have ever heard of FC.
  • Mali 2001: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Mali 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Mali 2012: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Mali 2018: Women age 15-49, in households not selected for the men's survey, who have ever heard of FC.
  • Niger 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Niger 2012: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Nigeria 2003: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Nigeria 2008: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Nigeria 2013: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Nigeria 2018: Women age 15-49, in households not selected for the men's survey, who have ever heard of FC.
  • Senegal 2005: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Senegal 2010: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Senegal 2014: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Senegal 2015: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Senegal 2016: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Senegal 2017: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Tanzania 2004: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Tanzania 2010: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Tanzania 2015: Women age 15-49 who have heard of FC.
  • Uganda 2011: Women age 15-49 who have at least one living daughter age 0-14.
  • Yemen 2013: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of FC and have at least one living daughter.
  • Benin: 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2011-W, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B
  • Burkina Faso: 2003-W, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2010-W, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B
  • Cameroon: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B
  • Chad: 2004-W, 2004-B, 2004-C, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Egypt: 1995-W, 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B, 2000-W, 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-W, 2008-W, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-W, 2014-B
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2005-W, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W
  • Guinea: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B, 2005-W, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W, 2018-W
  • Kenya: 2008-W, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-W, 2014-B
  • Mali: 2001-W, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2012-W, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W, 2018-W
  • Niger: 2006-W, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2012-W, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B
  • Nigeria: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2013-W, 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-B, 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W, 2018-W
  • Senegal: 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2014-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-W, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-W, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-W
  • Tanzania: 2004-B, 2004-W, 2004-W, 2004-C, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-W
  • Uganda: 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-W, 2011-C
  • Yemen: 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-W