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Main problem with using other method, standardized

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FPPROBOMS (V309_10) reports the woman's opinion about the main problem, if any, with using some other method as a family planning method. Interviewers collected the information through an open-ended question and then entered the code for a standard response category that matched the answer. The meaning of "other" depends on the specific methods identified in a given sample.


FPPROBOMS (V309_10) has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FPPROBOMS (V309_10) was included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase 1 only.


  • Togo 1988: Women age 15-49 who have heard of other method(s).
  • Zimbabwe 1988: All women age 15-49.
  • Togo: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B
  • Zimbabwe: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B