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Complications after FC: Swelling

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FCCOMPSWELL indicates whether the woman experienced swelling as a complication of female circumcision.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, FCCOMPSWELL is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCCOMPSWELL is included in neither the standard DHS questionnaire nor in any of the three versions of the standard DHS module on female genital cutting.

Comparability — Chad [top]

The 2004 Chad survey includes "Swelling of the genital area" as a response category.

Comparability — Egypt [top]

The 1995 Egypt survey includes "Swelling/failure to heal" as a response category.


  • Chad 2004: Women age 15-49 who are circumcised.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49 who are circumcised and had complications.
  • Chad: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B
  • Egypt: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B