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Household member died from other cancer recently

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HHCANCERDIEDOTH indicates whether any (former) member of the household had died from some other type of cancer (in the past 3 years). The meaning of "other" depends on the types of cancer specified in a sample.

The information in HHCANCERDIEDOTH 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.


HHCANCERDIEDOTH has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

HHCANCERDIEDOTH 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-W, 2015-M, 2015-H