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Antenatal care received: Amniocentesis

ANCAREAMNIO_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.


0 = No
1 = Yes
7 = Don't know
8 = Missing
9 = NIU (not in universe)


For women who gave birth in the last three to five years, ANCAREAMNIO_ALL indicates whether amniocentesis (also known as an "amniotic fluid test") was performed at least once during antenatal care.

ANCAREAMNIO_ALL consists of separate variables, covering the most recent birth (ANCAREAMNIO_01) and, in some cases, additional births, potentially up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., ANCAREAMNIO_02, ANCAREAMNIO_03, ANCAREAMNIO_04, ANCAREAMNIO_05, and ANCAREAMNIO_06). For most surveys, this information on the performance of amniocentesis was collected for only the most recent birth; exceptions are noted in the comparability section.

Comparability — Index



ANCAREAMNIO_ALL has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ANCAREAMNIO_ALL is not included in the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — India [top]

The 1998 Indian survey collected this information on both the most recent birth (ANCAREAMNIO_01) and the second-to-last birth (ANCAREANMIO_02).


  • India 1998: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the three years before the survey and received any antenatal care.
  • India: 1998-W