Variable WS8 : Toilet facility shared

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 1427 (1407.5)
Invalid: 17 (19.5)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 2

File: ch

Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Yes 284 274 19.5%
2 No 1143 1133 80.5%
9 Missing 0 0 0.0%
Sysmiss 17 19
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

Literal question
Do you share this facility with other households?
Interviewer instructions
Questions WS7, WS8 and WS9 are about the toilet facility household members use.


The purpose of the following two questions is to determine whether the household shares their sanitation facility with other households. The shared status of a sanitation facility is important because shared facilities can be less hygienic than facilities used by only a single household. Unhygienic conditions (faeces on the floor, seat or wall and flies) may discourage use of the facility.


Circle the code corresponding to the response given. If 'No', go to the next module.
Generated: MAR-03-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit