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MOBPHONE (HV243A)
HH has mobile phone

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Description

MOBPHONE indicates whether the household had a mobile/cellular telephone.

The related variable HHPHONE indicates whether the household had a telephone, regardless of the type of phone, or had a non-mobile phone.

The information in MOBPHONE is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Benin
Cameroon
Lesotho
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
South Africa
Zimbabwe

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and minor differences in question wording, MOBPHONE is comparable across most samples. Most surveys asked, "Does your household have a mobile telephone?" Samples with significantly different question wording are discussed below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MOBPHONE is included in the standard DHS household questionnaire for phase 5 forward.

Comparability — Benin [top]

The 2006 Beninese survey asked if anyone in the household "owned" a mobile phone, while the 2011 Beninese survey asked if the household "had" a mobile phone.

Comparability — Cameroon [top]

The 2004 Cameroonian survey asked if anyone in the household "owned" a mobile phone, while the 2011 Cameroonian survey asked if the household "had" a mobile phone.

Comparability — Lesotho [top]

The 2009 and 2014 Lesotho surveys asked if the household had "a mobile telephone in working condition."

Comparability — Niger [top]

The 2006 Niger survey specified that "only functional equipment" should be reported for the household's mobile telephone. The 2012 Niger survey dropped this "only functional" condition.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

The 2008 Nigerian survey specified that the mobile phone should be "in good working order." The 2013 Nigerian survey used the standard wording noted above.

Comparability — Rwanda [top]

The 2005 Rwandan survey asked if anyone in the household "owned" a mobile phone, while the 2010 Rwandan survey asked if the household "had" a mobile phone.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The 2016 South African survey asked if anyone if the household owned a cell phone in working condition.

Comparability — Zimbabwe [top]

The 2010 Zimbabwe survey asked, "Does your household have a mobile telephone in working condition?" The 2005 Zimbabwe survey used the standard wording noted above.

Universe

  • Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Angola 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh 2011: Ever-married women age 12-49.
  • Bangladesh 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Benin 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Burundi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Burundi 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Cameroon 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Cameroon 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2007: All women age 15-49.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 2005: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 2008: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Guinea 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • India 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2002: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2009: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Mozambique 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Myanmar 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Namibia 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Namibia 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Rwanda 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Rwanda 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Rwanda 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2017: All women age 15-49.
  • South Africa 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Yemen 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia 2007: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Afghanistan: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H
  • Angola: 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H
  • Bangladesh: 2007-H, 2007-C, 2007-M, 2007-B, 2007-W, 2011-H, 2011-C, 2011-M, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2014-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Benin: 2006-W, 2006-M, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-H, 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H
  • Burkina Faso: 2010-M, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-H
  • Burundi: 2010-C, 2010-M, 2010-B, 2010-H, 2010-W, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Cameroon: 2004-W, 2004-M, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2004-H, 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2007-H, 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-M, 2007-W, 2013-W, 2013-H, 2013-C, 2013-B, 2013-M
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H
  • Egypt: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-H, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-H
  • Ethiopia: 2005-W, 2005-M, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-H, 2011-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Ghana: 2008-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-M, 2014-B, 2014-H
  • Guinea: 2012-W, 2012-M, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-H
  • India: 2005-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H
  • Jordan: 2002-W, 2002-C, 2002-B, 2002-H, 2007-W, 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-H, 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2009-H, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-H, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-M, 2017-H
  • Kenya: 2008-W, 2008-M, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-M, 2014-B, 2014-H
  • Lesotho: 2009-W, 2009-M, 2009-H, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-H
  • Madagascar: 2008-W, 2008-M, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-H
  • Malawi: 2004-W, 2004-M, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2004-H, 2010-W, 2010-M, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Mali: 2006-H, 2012-W, 2012-M, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-H
  • Mozambique: 2011-W, 2011-M, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H
  • Myanmar: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H
  • Namibia: 2006-W, 2006-M, 2006-H, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2013-W, 2013-M, 2013-H, 2013-C, 2013-B
  • Nepal: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-H, 2006-M, 2006-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-H, 2011-M, 2011-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Niger: 2006-W, 2006-M, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-H, 2012-W, 2012-M, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-H
  • Nigeria: 2008-W, 2008-M, 2008-C, 2008-H, 2008-B, 2013-W, 2013-M, 2013-C, 2013-H, 2013-B
  • Pakistan: 2012-W, 2012-H, 2012-C, 2012-M, 2012-B, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-M, 2017-H
  • Rwanda: 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-M, 2005-C, 2005-H, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-M, 2010-C, 2010-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-H
  • Senegal: 2005-B, 2005-M, 2005-H, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2010-B, 2010-M, 2010-H, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2012-B, 2012-H, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-W, 2014-H, 2014-C, 2015-M, 2015-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-M, 2017-H
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Tanzania: 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-M, 2010-C, 2010-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H
  • Uganda: 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-M, 2006-C, 2006-H, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-M, 2011-C, 2011-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Yemen: 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-H, 2013-C
  • Zambia: 2007-B, 2007-W, 2007-M, 2007-C, 2007-H, 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-M, 2013-H
  • Zimbabwe: 2005-H, 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-M, 2005-C, 2010-H, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-M, 2010-C, 2015-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M