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Symptom of STI: Sponge-like discharge

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STISPONGDISCH indicates whether the respondent reported a sponge-like discharge as a sign of an STI (sexually transmitted infection).

The related variables STIMDISCH (V785B) and STIWDISCH (V786B) indicate whether the respondent reported "genital discharge" as a symptom of STIs in men and women, respectively. Note that STIMDISCH and STIWDISCH are not limited to "sponge-like discharge."


STISPONGDISCH has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Pakistan 2006: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of any STIs other than HIV/AIDS.
  • Pakistan: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B