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Hit or beat child(ren) with object to discipline in last 12 months

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KIDDISCHITOBJ indicates whether the respondent hit or beat her child(ren) with a belt, spoon, stick, shoe or any other implement for punishment or discipline in the last 12 months.


KIDDISCHITOBJ has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • South Africa 2016: Women age 15-49 with at least one child under age 18 living with her.
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W