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HH member recently visited health facility or saw doctor/nurse

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HCHHVISITRECENT indicates whether any member of the household recently visited a health care facility or saw a doctor or nurse.

The information in HCHHVISITRECENT 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.

Comparability — Index



HCHHVISITRECENT differs across samples in question wording, in terms of the reference period. See country-specific comparability.

Comparability - Standard DHS

HCHHVISITRECENT is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Bangladesh [top]

The 1997 Bangladesh survey asks whether any household member made such a health care visit in the past two weeks.


  • Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Yemen 2013: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 1997-W, 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-H, 1997-M
  • Yemen: 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-H, 2013-C, 2013-W