Codes and Frequencies
FS1STAGE reports the respondent's age when she first experienced fistula.
Apart from slight differences in question wording, FS1STAGE has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FS1STAGE is a country-specific variable, and it is neither included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire nor any phase of the standard DHS module on fistula.
- Congo (Democratic Republic) 2007: Women age 15-49 who have experienced fistula.
- Nigeria 2018: Women age 15-49 in households not selected for hemoglobin measurement, who have experienced fistula.
- Senegal 2017: Women age 15-49 who have experienced fistula.