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Relationship of household member who fetches water

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WHOFETCHREL reports the answer to the question, "Who usually fetches water (for both laundry/dishwashing and drinking) for the household?" Answers were structured as the woman respondent or other household members identified in terms of their relationship to her (e.g., her spouse/partner versus her son). The question included households where the water was piped directly into the residence or accessed through a well in the household yard.


WHOFETCHREL has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

WHOFETCHREL is a country-specific variable.


  • Ghana 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 1998-H, 1998-M