Variable WS9 : Households using this toilet facility

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 2-99
Invalid: 99
Valid case(s): 1177
Invalid: 5128
Minimum: 2
Maximum: 98

File: ch

Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
10 Ten or more households
98 DK
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
How many households in total use this toilet facility?
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.


The total number of households using this facility should include the household being interviewed. If less than ten households use this toilet facility, enter the number of households on the line provided. Circle '10' if ten or more households use this toilet facility. Note that '01' is not a valid response (since it means that this is the only this household that uses the facility; if that is the case, you should go back to WS8 and correct the response there). Circle '98' for 'DK' ('Doesn't know').
Generated: MAR-20-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit