ANCAREXRAY_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, ANCAREXRAY_ALL indicates whether the woman had an x-ray at least once during antenatal care.
ANCAREXRAY_ALL consists of separate variables, covering the most recent birth (ANCAREXRAY_01) and, in some cases, additional births, up to, potentially, the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., ANCAREXRAY_02, ANCAREXRAY_03, ANCAREXRAY_04, ANCAREXRAY_05, and ANCAREXRAY_06). For most surveys, this information on x-rays during pregnancy was collected for only the most recent birth; exceptions are noted in the comparability section.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, ANCAREXRAY_ALL has no comparability problems. Surveys collecting these data on more than the most recent birth are noted below.
Comparability - Standard DHS
ANCAREXRAY_ALL is not included in the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — India [top]
The 1998 Indian survey collected this information for both the last birth and the second-to-last birth.
- Benin 2001: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the five years before the survey and received any antenatal care.
- India 1998: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the three years before the survey and received any antenatal care.