Codes and Frequencies
FPTALKLEAD indicates whether the woman has recently discussed the practice of family planning with a local community leader.
Comparability — Index
Apart from slight differences in question wording, FPTALKLEAD is comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
An open-ended question about the woman's discussion of family planning is included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phases III and IV, though FPTALKLEAD is a country-specific response and is not included in the standard DHS modules.
Comparability — Lesotho [top]
The 2004 Lesotho survey asked about discussion of family planning with "chiefs."
- Lesotho 2004: All women age 15-49.
- Zambia 1996: All women age 15-49.