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Symptoms of TB: Fever

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TBSYMPFEVER indicates whether the woman reported, in response to an open-ended question, that fever was a symptom of tuberculosis.

Comparability — Index



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

Comparability - Standard DHS

TBSYMPFEVER, 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 "fever in the evenings" as a response category.


  • Ethiopia 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Namibia 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-W
  • Lesotho: 2004-C, 2004-B, 2004-W, 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2009-W, 2014-W, 2014-B, 2014-C, 2014-W
  • Namibia: 2013-B, 2013-C, 2013-W, 2013-W
  • Nepal: 2016-W, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W
  • Nigeria: 2008-W, 2008-B, 2008-C, 2008-W