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AGEOTHLIQ_ALL (M25_X)
Age (in months) for other liquids

AGEOTHLIQ_ALL variables are 2-digit variables.

See AGEOTHLIQ_01 for the relevant codes.

Description

For women who gave birth in the last three to five years, AGEOTHLIQ_ALL (M25_x) reports the age, in months, at which the child was first given some other liquid on a regular basis. "Other" must be interpreted relative to the specific liquids and foods mentioned in a particular sample.

AGEOTHLIQ_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (AGEOTHLIQ_01) up to, potentially, the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., AGEOTHLIQ_02, AGEOTHLIQ_03, AGEOTHLIQ_04, AGEOTHLIQ_05, and AGEOTHLIQ_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If AGEOTHLIQ_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.

The information in AGEOTHLIQ_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 AGEOTHLIQ_06 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Ghana

Comparability

In addition to universe differences, AGEOTHLIQ_ALL (M25_x) incorporates some differences in question wording. Most survey forms include the wording "Other liquids?" (the meaning of which depended on the specific liquids mentioned in a sample). Some samples, discussed below, used alternative question wording.

Comparability - Standard DHS

AGEOTHLIQ_ALL (M25_x) is included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase 2 only.

Comparability — Ghana [top]

The 1993 Ghana survey modified the wording of the question from "Other liquids?" to "Other liquids? (Koko, rice water, etc)" to incorporate specific examples in the question.

Universe

  • Burkina Faso 1993: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Cameroon 1991: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Ghana 1993: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the three years before the interview.
  • India 1992: Ever-married women age 13-49 who gave birth in the four years before the survey.
  • Jordan 1990: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Kenya 1993: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Madagascar 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Morocco 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Namibia 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Niger 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Senegal 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Senegal 1997: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Tanzania 1991: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Zambia 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey.
  • Burkina Faso: 1993-W
  • Cameroon: 1991-W
  • Egypt: 1992-W
  • Ghana: 1993-W
  • India: 1992-W
  • Jordan: 1990-W
  • Kenya: 1993-W
  • Madagascar: 1992-W
  • Morocco: 1992-W
  • Namibia: 1992-W
  • Niger: 1992-W
  • Pakistan: 1991-W
  • Senegal: 1992-W, 1997-W
  • Tanzania: 1991-W
  • Zambia: 1992-W