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Needle was sterilized before injection

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For women who have received an injection from a health worker in recent months, but whose most recent injection did not come from a needle and syringe taken from a new, unopened package, INJSTERILE indicates whether, as far as the woman knows, the needle was sterilized.


INJSTERILE has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

INJSTERILE is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • India 2005: Women age 15-49 who received an injection from a health professional in the past 12 months, but whose last injection was not from a new syringe and needle.
  • India: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-W