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Sent away from health facility without medication because out of stock

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MEDSTOCKYR indicates whether the woman has ever been sent away from a health facility without medication because the facility did not have the drug in stock.


MEDSTOCKYR has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MEDSTOCKYR 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 who take prescribed medications regularly that are provided by a public health facility, in households selected for the adult health questionnaire.
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B