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Hit child's body to address problem behavior, past month

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HITBODYDISC indicates whether the woman acknowledged hitting or slapping, on the body with hand or hard object, any of her children between age 3 and age 17 in the past month, "to teach children the right behavior or to address a behavioural problem."


HITBODYDISC has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

HITBODYDISC is neither included in the standard DHS questionnaire for any phase nor in any version of the standard domestic violence module.


  • Egypt 2005: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have at least one child age 3-17 living at home.
  • Egypt: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-W