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HH respondent heard of Lymphatic Filariasis

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LYFILHEAR indicates whether the respondent for the household survey has heard of the illness Lymphatic Filariasis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Lymphatic Fiariasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by microscopic parasitic worms that live in the lymph system. These parasites are spread by mosquitoes. According to the CDC, the condition is a leading cause of disability, but the illness can be treated by medication.


LYFILHEAR has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 2016-W, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H