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Main reason for antenatal care location

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ANCAREPLWHY_ALL reports the main reason why the woman chose to go to the location in ANCAREPL_ALL for antenatal care.

ANCAREPLWHY_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (ANCAREPLWHY_01) up to, potentially, the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., ANCAREPLWHY_02, ANCAREPLWHY_03, ANCAREPLWHY_04, ANCAREPLWHY_05, and ANCAREPLWHY_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If ANCAREPLWHY_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.


ANCAREPLWHY_ALL has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Jordan 1990: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who saw a doctor, nurse, or midwife for antenatal care.
  • Jordan: 1990-W, 1990-W