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Discussed FP recently: Local community leader

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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.
  • Lesotho: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B
  • Zambia: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B