During the last 12 months, have you experienced any of the following…
For this set of questions, the interviewer must read out a series of symptoms and determine if the respondent had any of those symptoms in the last 12 months. The point of asking symptom-related questions is to screen those individuals who might have tuberculosis (TB). Because there could be a number of symptoms that characterise a given health condition, and because some symptoms may be common to different conditions, it is important that the interviewer probe for each symptom to see whether the respondent may have an active disease.
During the last 12 months, have you experienced cough that lasted for 3 weeks or longer?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Cough is a very common symptom which could be associated with many illnesses. However if the cough is persistent and lasts for more than 3 weeks without the signs of common cold, there is a chance that it might be cause by tuberculosis.