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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.

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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

Items:

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

Response Options:
In own dwelling
In own yardplot
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 = _____

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Not Applicable

Original Citation

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

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