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Woman's perception of her own weight

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WEIGHTOP reports the woman's perception of her own weight (underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese).


WEIGHTOP has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • South Africa 2016: Women age 15-49 in households selected for the adult health questionnaire.
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B