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Distance to nearest health facility, in kilometers

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HCAREKMAWAY reports the distance from the dwelling to the nearest health facility, in kilometers.

The information in HCAREKMAWAY is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.


HCAREKMAWAY has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

HCAREKMAWAY is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.


  • Tanzania 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania: 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-M, 2010-H, 2010-W, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H, 2015-W