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FSAFTALL (FSAFTALL)
Experienced fistula after: Sexual assault, pelvic surgery, or other (open-ended)

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Description

For FSAFTALL, women with fistula that did not occur after a delivery or stillbirth were asked an open-ended question about the cause of the problem. FSAFTALL reports whether the woman mentioned sexual assault, pelvic surgery, or some other event as the cause of fistula in such cases.

When children are chosen as the unit of analysis, the woman respondent indicates the mother of the child.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Guinea
Pakistan

Comparability

Along with universe differences, question wording for FSAFTALL varies across samples. For the majority of samples, FSAFTALL was asked for women who initially reported their condition did not occur after a delivery or stillbirth (see FSAFTDELIVER). Samples diverging from this question wording are discussed below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FSAFTALL is included in phase I of the standard DHS module on fistula.

Comparability — Congo (Democratic Republic) [top]

The 2007 Democratic Republic of the Congo survey form does not include a separate question about whether fistula occurred after a delivery or stillbirth. Instead, the category "Delivery" is included in the response set for FSAFTALL. To maximize comparability across samples, "Delivery" is recoded as an "Other" response in IPUMS-DHS, with the detail of "Other--delivery" preserved in the second digit of composite coding. To make the universe for Democratic Republic of the Congo 2007 more like that of other samples, researchers may wish to exclude these "Other--delivery" cases from their analysis.

Comparability — Guinea [top]

The Guinea 2012 survey form does not include a separate question about whether fistula occurred after a delivery or stillbirth. Instead, the category "Delivery" is included in the response set for FSAFTALL. To maximize comparability across samples, "Delivery" is recoded as an "Other" response in IPUMS-DHS, with the detail of "Other--delivery" preserved in the second digit of composite coding. To make the universe for Guinea 2012 more like that for other samples, researchers may wish to exclude these "Other--delivery" cases from their analysis.

The Guinea 2012 question wording for FSAFTALL is also distinctive. Most surveys asked an open-ended question such as "What do you think caused the problem?" Guinea 2012's question included specific response options: "Did this problem start after you delivered a baby, after a sexual assault, after a pelvic surgery, or after another event?"

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

The 2006 Pakistan survey form includes only "After a difficult childbirth," "After a rape/sexual assault," and "Other" as response categories. To maximize comparability, "After a difficult childbirth" is recoded as an "Other" response in IPUMS-DHS, with the detail of "Other--delivery" preserved in the second digit of composite coding. Because there is no response category for "Pelvic surgery," these responses may be included in "Other, unspecified."

Universe

  • Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Benin 2011: Women age 15-49 who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Burkina Faso 2010: Women age 15-49 who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2007: Women age 15-49 who have experienced fistula.
  • Ethiopia 2016: Women age 15-49 who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Guinea 2012: Women age 15-49 who have experienced fistula.
  • Kenya 2014: Women age 15-49, in households selected for the male interview, who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Malawi 2016: Women age 15-49 who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Mali 2012: Women age 15-49 who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Pakistan 2006: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have experienced fistula.
  • Senegal 2010: Women age 15-49 who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Zambia 2013: Women age 15-49 who have experienced a fistula that did not occur after delivery.
  • Afghanistan: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B
  • Benin: 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B
  • Burkina Faso: 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-W
  • Ethiopia: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B
  • Guinea: 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B
  • Kenya: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Malawi: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B
  • Mali: 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B
  • Pakistan: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B
  • Senegal: 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-C
  • Zambia: 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-C