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Has cake of soap on premises

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HASSOAP (V118) indicates whether the household had soap on the premises.

Comparability — Index



Along with universe differences, samples deviated considerably from the standard question phrasing for HASSOAP (V118).

Only those countries with comparability issues for this variable are discussed below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

Only the standard questionnaire for DHS Phase 1 asked, "Do you have, right now, a cake of soap on the premises?"

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The 1989 Kenyan survey asked about "bathing soap or washing soap" rather than "a cake of soap."

Comparability — Mali [top]

The 1987 Mali survey asked about usual practice and referred specifically to "hand washing" (i.e., "Do you usually have soap for hand washing in this household?")


  • Burundi 1987: All women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 1989: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 1987: All women age 15-49.
  • Sri Lanka 1987: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 1988: All women age 15-49.
  • Burundi: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B
  • Kenya: 1989-W, 1989-C, 1989-B
  • Mali: 1987-C, 1987-W, 1987-B
  • Sri Lanka: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B
  • Uganda: 1988-C, 1988-W, 1988-B