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Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Cause of Fistula

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Cause of Fistula includes 2 items from the Fistula Module assessing the cause of gynecologic fistula. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on both the original household questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Angola,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,Cote d'Ivoire,Ethiopia,Ghana,Guatemala,Guinea,Kenya,Madagascar,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Nepal,Rwanda,Senegal,The Gambia,Zimbabwe

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

 1. Did this problem [constant leakage of urine or stool from a woman’s vagina during the day and night] start after you delivered a baby or had a stillbirth?

Response Options:
After delivered baby
After had stillbirth
Neither

 2. [If response from above = neither] What do you think caused this problem?

Response Options:
Pelvic surgery
Sexual assault
Other injury
Other (specify)
Don’t know

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Original Citation

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Fistula Module. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm.

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