Codes and Frequencies
FCUNCIRCDAU (G115) indicates whether the woman had any living daughter who was not circumcised at the time of the interview.
Comparability — Index
Along with universe differences, question wording varies considerably in FCUNCIRCDAU (G115), which may limit this variable's comparability.
See the discussion of specific samples, below, for further information.
Comparability - Standard DHS
While FCUNCIRCDAU (G115) is not included in the standard DHS questionnaire, the question is included in the second and third phases of the standard DHS module on female circumcision.
Comparability — Egypt [top]
The Egypt 2008 survey form instructs the interviewer to check a previous survey item that records the number of the woman's daughters between age 0 and 19 who had not been circumcised. If at least one daughter had not been circumcised, the answer is recorded as "yes" for this variable.
Comparability — Kenya [top]
The Kenya 2008 survey form instructs the interviewer to compare previous survey items and determine whether the number of daughters circumcised equals the woman's total number of daughters. If so, the answer is recorded as "no" for this variable.
Comparability — Nigeria [top]
The Nigeria 2008 survey form asks the woman directly whether she has any daughter who is not circumcised.
Comparability — Yemen [top]
The 2013 Yemen questionnaire asks the respondent directly whether she has any daughter who is not circumcised.
- Egypt 2008: Ever-married women age 15-49.
- Egypt 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have at least one living daughter age 0-19.
- Kenya 2008: Women age 15-49 who have heard of female circumcision.
- Nigeria 2008: Women age 15-49 with at least one living daughter who is circumcised.
- Yemen 2013: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married with at least one living daughter who is circumcised.