Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Obtaining Water

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Obtaining Water includes 3 items from the Household Questionnaire to assess where household water sources are located, the time required to fetch water, and who within the household is responsible for fetching water. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on both the original household questionnaire located here.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

 1. Where is that water source [used by your household for drinking, cooking, and handwashing] located?

Response Options:
In own dwelling
In own yard/plot
Elsewhere

 2. [asked if respondent answered ‘elsewhere’ to above] How long does it take to go there, get water, and come back?

Response Options:
3-digit numeric (_ Minutes)
Don’t know

 3. Who usually goes to this source to collect the water for your household?

Response Options:
Name = _____

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Kenya
Madagascar
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Rwanda
Senegal
The Gambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Household Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm.

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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