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Effect of natural disaster: Wounding of HH member
Group: Housing

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NATCATEFWOUND indicates whether the wounding of a household member was an effect of a natural disaster in the past 12 months.

The information in NATCATEFWOUND 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.


NATCATEFWOUND has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

NATCATEFWOUND is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.


  • Madagascar 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar: 2008-M, 2008-H, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B