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Selected for women's status module

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WSTATSELECT (V043) indicates whether the respondent was selected for the woman's status module.


Apart from universe differences, WSTATSELECT (V043) has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

WSTATSELECT (V043) is included in the DHS files in Phases IV and V only.

In the original DHS files, V043 is set to "Not applicable" for samples without a women's status module. In IPUMS-DHS, the WSTATSELECT variable is displayed only for samples with a women's status module.


  • Cameroon 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Cameroon: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B
  • Egypt: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B, 1995-W