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Toilet has visible excreta or urine (observed)

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TOILETEXCRETA indicates whether the household's toilet has visible excreta or urine, according to the observation of the interviewer.

The information in TOILETEXCRETA is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.


TOILETEXCRETA has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

TOILETEXCRETA is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.


  • Egypt 2003: Ever-married women age 15-49 in households with toilet facilities.
  • Rwanda 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Rwanda 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Egypt: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-H
  • Rwanda: 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-M, 2010-B, 2010-H, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-H