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Symptoms of TB: Coughing with sputum

Codes and Frequencies

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TBSYMPCOFSPU indicates whether the woman reported, in response to an open-ended question, that coughing with sputum was a symptom of tuberculosis. The similar variables TBSYMPCOF and TBSYMPCOFLNG refer, respectively, to "cough" and "persistent cough" as symptoms of tuberculosis.

Comparability — Index



Apart from slight differences in question wording, TBSYMPCOFSPU is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

TBSYMPCOFSPU, and other responses on signs or symptoms of tuberculosis, were part of a country-specific question not included on the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The 2016 Nepal survey includes "hemoptysis [coughing up of blood or blood-stained mucus]" as a response category.


  • Lesotho 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho: 2004-C, 2004-B, 2004-W, 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2009-W, 2014-W, 2014-B, 2014-C, 2014-W
  • Nepal: 2016-W, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W
  • Nigeria: 2008-W, 2008-B, 2008-C, 2008-W