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Water-borne diseases in DHS [message #3272] Sun, 16 November 2014 08:19 Go to next message
Ckaghoma is currently offline  Ckaghoma
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Dear all
Can someone help with indications on whether there is (and where to find)the bulk of water-borne diseases in the DHS? Which ones are there? and in which module to find them?


Kamala,
Université Catholique de Bukavu(DRC)
www.ucbukavu.ac.cd
Re: Water-borne diseases in DHS [message #3290 is a reply to message #3272] Tue, 18 November 2014 13:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
I checked with one of our experts, Dr. Joanna Lowell:

Guinea Worm and Schitosomasis are waterborne

Any waterborne disease questions other than diarrhea would be country-specific in our surveys. I did a quick check and found that in the Nigeria DHS 2008 survey they did ask questions in the household regarding tropical diseases.
Onchoceriasis
QH34 In the last 12 months has (NAME) taken any drug for River Blindness [LOCAL TERM], a disease that causes itchy skin, lumps in the skin and blindness.

Lymphatic Filariasis
QH35 In the last 12 months has (NAME) taken any drug for elephantitis [LOCAL TERM], which causes swelling in the arms and legs?

Guinea Worm
QH36 In the last 12 months have you ever seen a worm emerging from a skin lesion (boil or blister) on (NAME?) This disease is called Guinea Worm.

Schistosomiasis
QH37 In the last 12 months has (NAME) taken any drug for bilharazia [LOCAL TERM], which causes blood in the urine.

Out of these these Guinea Worm and Schitosomasis are waterborne.

In the Peru Continuous surveys QH109 they tested drinking water looking for levels of bacteria.
In Liberia DHS 2013 some water samples were tested but that was separate from the DHS and is not part of the final report.

[Updated on: Tue, 18 November 2014 13:03]

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Re: Water-borne diseases in DHS [message #3373 is a reply to message #3290] Sun, 30 November 2014 03:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ckaghoma is currently offline  Ckaghoma
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Dear Liz

Many thanks for all the details. The vairables seem not to be part of DHS for D.R. Congo but at least I know they are available in some other countries.

Thanks once more.


Kamala,
Université Catholique de Bukavu(DRC)
www.ucbukavu.ac.cd
Re: Water-borne diseases in DHS [message #14567 is a reply to message #3373] Sat, 21 April 2018 20:26 Go to previous message
kingx025 is currently offline  kingx025
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If you are interested in Congo Democratic Republic specifically, then perhaps the best you can do is look at the variable about recent diarrheal disease (H11) in children under 5. FYI, the DHS samples for Congo Democratic Republic for 2007 and 2013 are now part of the IPUMS-DHS database (available at idhsdata.org). You might want to visit the IPUMS-DHS website, select samples for just Congo Democratic Republic (using the Select Samples option), see what variables are available for those 2 samples, and, if you like, make a customized datafile with the variables and samples needed for your research project, after you log in with your DHS user email and password.

Miriam King


Dr. Miriam King
IPUMS-DHS Project Manager (www.idhsdata.org)
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