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Wets self if cough, sneeze, or lift heavy weight

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FSWETIFCOUGH indicates whether the female respondent wets herself if she coughs, sneezes, or lifts a heavy weight. While the question does not mention the term "fistula," urinary leakage under these conditions is a symptom of fistula.


FSWETIFCOUGH has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FSWETIFCOUGH is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • South Africa 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • South Africa: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B