Codes and Frequencies
MLSYMHDACH indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported headache as a symptom of malaria.
The related variable MLSYMHDACHDIZZ indicates whether the female respondent reported headache or dizziness as a symptom of malaria.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording (described below), MLSYMHDACH is largely comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
MLSYMHDACH 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 words this response category as "headache/migraine."
Comparability — Tanzania [top]
The 2015 Tanzania asks specifically about symptoms of malaria in a young child.
- 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.
- Tanzania 2015: All women age 15-49.