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Satisfied with recent health care

Codes and Frequencies

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HFSATISFIED indicates whether the female respondent was satisfied with recent health care service.


In addition to universe differences and slight differences in question wording, HFSATISFIED differs across samples in the number of response categories.

To maximize comparability, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding, with "No, dissatisfied" responses having a first digit of "1" and "Yes, satisfied" responses having a first digit of "2." The second digit distinguishes between, "Very dissatisfied" (code "11") and "Dissatisfied" (code "12"), and between "Fairly satisfied" (code "21") and "Very satisfied" (code "22"), when this this additional information.

Comparability - Standard DHS

HFSATISFIED is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Angola 2015: Women age 15-49 who sought medical care at a private or public medical facility due to an illness or accident in the last month.
  • Morocco 1987: Ever-married women age 15-49 who who have been ill or who live with someone who has been ill in the past month, and who sought care at a public health facility.
  • Angola: 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-W
  • Morocco: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B