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KNOWSFRENCH (KNOWSFRENCH)
Respondent understands French
Group: Education

Codes and Frequencies



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Description

KNOWSFRENCH indicates whether the respondent understands French.

Comparability

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

To maximize comparability, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding with "Yes" responses having a first digit of "1." The second digit distinguishes between "Yes, easily" (code "11") and "Yes, with difficulty" (code "12"), when this additional information is available.

Comparability - Standard DHS

KNOWSFRENCH is a country-specific variable not included in any of the standard DHS modules.

Universe

  • Burkina Faso 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso: 1998-B, 1998-W, 1998-C