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Type of most recent surgery: Laparotomy

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SURGERYLAP indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the female respondent reported that her most recent surgical operation in the last 5 years was a laparotomy (cutting open the abdomen).


SURGERYLAP has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

SURGERYLAP is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Zambia 2018: Women age 15-49 who had a surgery in the last 5 years.
  • Zambia: 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W