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NEWSWK (V109)
Reads newspaper once a week

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Description

NEWSWK (V109) indicates whether the woman usually reads a newspaper or magazine at least once a week.

For a comparable variable reporting the frequency of newspaper or magazine reading, see NEWSFQ (V157). For a variable bridging NEWSWK and NEWSFQ, see NEWSBRIG.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Benin

Comparability

Apart from universe differences, NEWSWK (V109) is comparable across most samples. Surveys with potentially significant differences in question wording are discussed below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

NEWSWK (V109) is included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phases I through III. A similar question appears in Phase IV forward, where respondents were asked how often they read a newspaper or magazine. The latter question is the basis for the variable NEWSFQ (V157).

Comparability — Benin [top]

The Benin 1996 survey includes "any type of document" in this question and thus may not indicate news access but frequency of reading.

Universe

  • Bangladesh 1994: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2000: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Benin 1996: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 1993: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Cameroon 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 1994: All women age 15-49.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49 who are literate.
  • Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 1993: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Guinea 1999: All women age 15-49.
  • India 1998: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 1993: All women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar 1997: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 1995: All women age 15-49.
  • Morocco 1987: Ever-married women age 15-49 who are literate.
  • Morocco 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Mozambique 1997: All women age 15-49.
  • Namibia 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 1999: All women age 10-49.
  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 1991: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 1996: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 1999: All women age 15-49.
  • Tunisia 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49 who are literate.
  • Uganda 1995: All women age 15-49.
  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54.
  • Zambia 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia 1996: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 1988: All women age 15-49 who are literate.
  • Zimbabwe 1994: All women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 1994-C, 1994-B, 1994-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-W
  • Benin: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B
  • Burkina Faso: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B, 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Cameroon: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 1994-W, 1994-C, 1994-B, 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Egypt: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B, 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B, 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Ghana: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B, 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Guinea: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B
  • India: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Kenya: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B, 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Madagascar: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B, 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B
  • Malawi: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Mali: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Morocco: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B, 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Mozambique: 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B
  • Namibia: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Niger: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B, 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Nigeria: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B
  • Senegal: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C
  • Tanzania: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C, 1996-B, 1996-W, 1996-C, 1999-B, 1999-W, 1999-C
  • Tunisia: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B
  • Uganda: 1995-B, 1995-W, 1995-C
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C
  • Zambia: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C, 1996-B, 1996-W, 1996-C
  • Zimbabwe: 1988-B, 1988-W, 1988-C, 1994-B, 1994-W, 1994-C