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MLSYMCHILL (MLSYMCHILL)
Symptom of malaria: Chills

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Description

MLSYMCHILL indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported chills as a symptom of malaria.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Namibia
Tanzania

Comparability

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

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Namibia [top]

The 2006 Namibia survey includes "Chills" as a response category and "Cold" as a separate write-in response category. These two responses are consolidated in MLSYMCHILL to create a more comprehensive response category.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The 2015 Tanzania asks specifically about symptoms of malaria in a young child. The 2015 Tanzania survey includes "Feeling cold" and "Chills" as separate response categories. These two responses are consolidated in MLSYMCHILL to create a more comprehensive response category.

Universe

  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have heard of malaria.
  • Namibia 2006: Women age 15-49 who have heard of malaria.
  • Tanzania 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Guinea: 1999-C, 1999-B, 1999-W
  • Namibia: 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-W
  • Tanzania: 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-W