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.
WHOFETCHAGE (HV236) reports, in broad age and sex categories, the person who usually fetched water for households that used a water source not accessible in their own dwelling or yard. Responses vary across samples; see Comparability.
The information in WHOFETCHAGE 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.