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Malaria spread by: Cold weather

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MLSPREDCOLD indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported cold weather as a way to get malaria.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording (described below), MLSPREDCOLD is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MLSPREDCOLD is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Guinea [top]

The 1999 Guinea survey includes "Staying outside in the cold" as a response category.

Comparability — Rwanda [top]

The 2000 and 2005 Rwanda surveys include "When it is cold" as a response category.


  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have heard of malaria.
  • Rwanda 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Rwanda 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Guinea: 1999-C, 1999-B, 1999-W
  • Rwanda: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-W, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-W