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Told in the last 5 years that might need surgery

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SURGERYTOLD5YR indicates whether the female respondent was told by a doctor or other healthcare worker in the last 5 years that she might need a/another surgery.


SURGERYTOLD5YR has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

SURGERYTOLD5YR is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Zambia 2018: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia: 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W, 2018-W