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Malaria spread by: Don't know

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MLSPREDDK indicates whether the woman did not know any ways for someone to get malaria.

The related variable MLSPREDKNOW indicates whether the respondent believes she knows how malaria is transmitted.

Comparability — Index



Apart from slight differences in question wording, MLSPREDDK has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Mali [top]

The 2018 Mali survey asks specifically about the main cause of malaria.


  • Ghana 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have heard of malaria.
  • Mali 2018: All women age 15-49.
  • Namibia 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of malaria.
  • Ghana: 2016-W, 2016-C
  • Guinea: 1999-C, 1999-B, 1999-W
  • Mali: 2018-W, 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W
  • Namibia: 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-W