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Know source for information for charm or amulet: Yes or no

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FPKNOSRCCHRM indicates whether the woman knew of a source where she could obtain a charm or amulet and/or information about using this method, if she wanted to use it to delay or prevent pregnancy.

While FPKNOSRCCHRM is a "Yes/No" variable, the complementary variable FPSRCINCHRM reports the specific source where the woman would go to obtain this method.


FPKNOSRCCHRM has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

Although questions on whether the woman knows a source where she could obtain a given contraceptive method and/or information about using that method is included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phases I and II, FPKNOSRCCHRM is a country-specific response category that is not included in any of the standard DHS modules.


  • Mali 1987: Women age 15-49 who have heard of amulets for family planning.
  • Mali: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B