Codes and Frequencies
SMARTPHONE indicates whether the household owns a smart phone that can access the Internet.
The information in SMARTPHONE is taken from the household record. This information applies to household residents, not temporary visitors, so researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, and births are the unit of analysis, using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis, and using the RESIDENTMN variable when men are the unit of analysis.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, SMARTPHONE is comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
SMARTPHONE is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Guinea [top]
The 2018 Guinea survey asks whether the household has "an Android mobile phone."
- Egypt 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
- Guinea 2018: All women age 15-49.