Codes and Frequencies
FSSYMPOTH indicates whether the woman reported some other symptom as the main manifestation of fistula. The meaning of "other" depends upon the specific symptoms of fistula included in a given sample.
When children are chosen as the unit of analysis, the woman respondent indicates the mother of the child.
Along with universe differences and slight differences in question wording , the meaning of "other" depends on the range of specific responses recorded and thus varies for FSSYMPOTH across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
FSSYMPOTH is included in neither the standard DHS questionnaire nor in the standard DHS module on fistula.
- Mali 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of fistula.
- Niger 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of fistula.
- Niger 2012: All women age 15-49.