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.
FPKNOTRAD indicates whether the woman knew about using some "other" unspecified folkloric method as a method for family planning. The complementary variable FPEVUSTRAD indicates whether the woman had ever used some "other" folkloric method to delay or avoid a pregnancy.
Some samples differentiate between spontaneous and probed affirmative responses; see Comparability.
The meaning of "other" in this case depends on the specific response categories included in a given sample. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the "FPTYP" series of variables which report whether a contraceptive method is modern, traditional, or folkloric in a given sample to better discern the meaning of "other" in this case.