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TB spread by: Sharing clothes/bed/towel

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TBSPREDBED indicates whether the woman stated, in response to an open-ended question, that tuberculosis is spread by sharing clothing, bed linen, or towels.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences, TBSPREDBED has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

TBSPREDBED is a country-specific response category not included on the standard DHS questionnaire. Questions on how TB is spread were included in the standard questionnaire for Phase 5 and in the recode manual for Phase 5 forward.

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The 2006 Nepal survey includes "Patient's clothes" as a write-in response category. The 2016 Nepal survey includes "Sharing clothes/towel/bed" as a write-in response category.


  • India 2005: Women age 15-49 who have heard of TB.
  • Malawi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • India: 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-W
  • Malawi: 2010-B, 2010-C, 2010-W, 2010-W
  • Nepal: 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2016-W, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W