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Source of malaria message: Other

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MLSRCOTH indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported she saw or heard a malaria message from some other source. The meaning of "other" must be interpreted relative to the specific categories included in a particular sample.

Comparability — Index



Along with universe differences, MLSRCOTH differs across samples in question wording, as described below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Burundi [top]

The 2010 Burundi survey asks where the respondent has heard that insecticide treated nets protect against malaria.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The 2015 Tanzania survey asks specifically about the messages "Malaria Haikubaliki" (malaria unacceptable) and "Maliza Malaria" (end malaria) in the past year.


  • Burundi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 2016: Women age 15-49 who have seen or heard an educational message about malaria in the past 6 months.
  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have ever heard or seen an educational message about malaria.
  • Mali 2018: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 2015: Women age 15-49 who have seen or heard the slogan "Malaria Haikubaliki" (malaria unacceptable) or "Maliza Malaria" (end malaria) in the past year.
  • Burundi: 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-W
  • Ghana: 2016-W, 2016-C
  • Guinea: 1999-C, 1999-B, 1999-W
  • Mali: 2018-W, 2018-C, 2018-B, 2018-W
  • Tanzania: 2015-B, 2015-C, 2015-W