Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
Source for information on abortion

Codes and Frequencies

Can't find the category you are looking for? Try the Detailed codes


For women who have heard of abortion as a contraceptive method, FPSRCINABORT reports where she would go to obtain an abortion, if she wanted to use it to delay or prevent pregnancy. Response categories vary across samples. See Comparability.

The related variable FPSRCINABORTS reports where the woman would go to obtain an abortion, with answers recorded using standard responses and consistent codes.


The response categories for FPSRCINABORT may vary across samples.

The harmonized coding categories in the IPUMS-DHS variable FPSRCINABORT were constructed to reflect the major and minor categories in the original DHS variable. The major categories are:

  • 0: No source
  • 100: Public sector facilities
  • 200: Private medical sector facilities
  • 300: Unspecified medical sector facilities
  • 400: Other

The second and third digits of FPSRCINABORT's codes distinguish between specific locations and provide detail present in only some samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FPSRCINABORT is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire, but it is part of a series on where the woman could obtain a given contraceptive method, which is included in Phase I of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Tunisia 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of abortion as a method of family planning.
  • Tunisia: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B