AGEBOTTLE_ALL variables are 2-digit variables.
See AGEBOTTLE_01 for the relevant codes.
AGEBOTTLE_ALL reports the age, in months, at which the woman's child started drinking from a bottle with a nipple on a regular basis.
AGEBOTTLE_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (AGEBOTTLE_01) up to, potentially, the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., AGEBOTTLE_02, AGEBOTTLE_03, AGEBOTTLE_04, AGEBOTTLE_05, and AGEBOTTLE_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If AGEBOTTLE_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
The information in AGEBOTTLE_ALL was collected for all births within the reference period preceding the survey. In many cases, data were hypothetically collected on up to six births, but no women in the survey had so many births (e.g., no woman had 4 or more births in 3 years, or had 5 or 6 births in 5 years). If, for example, no woman in a survey had 6 births in five years and only blank values were included in the original DHS file, then AGEBOTTLE_06 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.
For some samples, noted in the Comparability section, this information was collected on only the last-born child (AGEBOTTLE_01).
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, AGEBOTTLE_ALL has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
AGEBOTTLE_ALL is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Pakistan [top]
The 1991 Pakistan survey collected this information for the last-born child only (AGEBOTTLE_01).
- Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49 whose last-born child born in the 5 years before the survey has ever drunk from a bottle with a nipple.
- Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54 whose last-born child under age 5 is still alive and has ever drunk from a bottle with a nipple.