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HH member bought drugs/medicine from non-medical facility, past 12 months

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HHDRUGBUYNONMED indicates whether, in the past 12 months, a member of the household bought drugs (medicine) from a non-medical facility (i.e., excluding pharmacies and health care facilities).

The information in HHDRUGBUYNONMED 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.


HHDRUGBUYNONMED has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Ethiopia 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-M, 2000-H