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Malaria spread by: Rain

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

Comparability — Index



Apart from slight differences in question wording, MLSPREDRAIN is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MLSPREDRAIN 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 "Walking in the rain" as a response category.


  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have heard of malaria.
  • Namibia 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of malaria.
  • Guinea: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B
  • Namibia: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-W