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MLSYMVOM (MLSYMVOM)
Symptom of malaria: Vomiting

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Description

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

The related variable MLSYMAPPVOM indicates whether the female respondent reported lack of appetite or vomiting as a symptom of malaria.

The related variable MLSYMVOMDIA indicates whether the female respondent reported vomiting or diarrhea as a symptom of malaria.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Tanzania

Comparability

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

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The 2015 Tanzania asks specifically about symptoms of malaria in a young child.

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-B, 1999-W, 1999-C
  • Namibia: 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2006-C
  • Tanzania: 2015-B, 2015-W, 2015-W, 2015-C