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.
HANDWASHPL (HV230) indicates whether the household has a place for handwashing. The related variable HANDWASHPLOBS indicates whether the household's place for handwashing was observed by the interviewer.
The information in HANDWASHPL is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.