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TB spread by: Saliva and mucus

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TBSPREDSPIT indicates whether the woman stated, in response to an open-ended question, that tuberculosis spreads through saliva and mucus.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences, TBSPREDSPIT is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

An open-ended question about how tuberculosis spreads is included in Phase V of the standard DHS questionnaire. TBSPREDSPIT is a country-specific response.

Comparability — Jordan [top]

The 2007 Jordan survey includes "saliva" as a write-in response category.

Comparability — Myanmar [top]

The 2015 Myanmar survey includes "contact with body fluids" as a write-in response category.


  • Ethiopia 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • India 2005: Women age 15-49 who have heard of TB.
  • Jordan 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Myanmar 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2005-W, 2005-W, 2005-B, 2005-C
  • India: 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-W
  • Jordan: 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-W, 2007-W
  • Myanmar: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B, 2015-W
  • Nepal: 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2016-W, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W