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Household member died from lung cancer recently

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HHCANCERDIEDLUNG indicates whether any (former) member of the household had died from lung cancer (in the past 3 years).

The information in HHCANCERDIEDLUNG 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.


HHCANCERDIEDLUNG has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Afghanistan: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H, 2015-W