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ABORTWHO (ABORTIONWHO)
Who performed respondent's most recent abortion

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Description

ABORTWHO reports who performed the respondent's most recent abortion.

The harmonized coding categories in the IPUMS-DHS variable ABORTWHO were constructed to reflect the major and minor categories in the original DHS variable. The major categories are:

  • 10: Health professional
  • 20: Other person

The second digit of ABORTWHO's codes distinguish between specific individuals.

Comparability

ABORTWHO has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ABORTWHO is a country-specific variable, and it not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Universe

  • India 2015: Women age 15-49 whose most recent terminated pregnancy in the past 5 years was an abortion.
  • India: 2015-W, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B