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Reason did not undergo surgery: Did not trust the operation would make me better

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SURGERYNOTNOTRUST indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the female respondent reported that she did not undergo an operation, which her doctor said might be needed, because she did not trust that the operation would make her better.


SURGERYNOTNOTRUST has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

SURGERYNOTNOTRUST 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 were told that they might need an operation and did not undergo the surgery.
  • Zambia: 2018-W, 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W