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Symptoms of STI in women: Inability to give birth

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STIWDIFFBIRTH indicates whether the woman reported "inability to give birth" as a possible symptom of STI (sexually transmitted infection) in women.

The related variable STIWDIFFPREG (V786L) indicates whether the woman reported "inability to get pregnant" as a possible symptom of an STI in women.


STIWDIFFBIRTH has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

A question asking "In a woman, what signs and symptoms would lead you to think that she has [an STI]?" is included in Phase IV of the standard DHS questionnaire. STIWDIFFBIRTH is a country-specific response category.


  • Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2004-W