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Treatment for illness: Traditional

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ILLTRTRAD indicates whether the respondent treated her illness with a traditional treatment.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, ILLTRTRAD is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ILLTRTRAD is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Niger [top]

The 2012 Niger survey asks about illnesses in the past 12 months.

Comparability — Senegal [top]

The 2010 Senegal survey asks about illnesses the respondent is currently suffering from.


  • Niger 2012: Women age 15-49 who suffered from an illness in the last 12 months.
  • Senegal 2010: Women age 15-49 who are suffering from an illness.
  • Niger: 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-W
  • Senegal: 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-W