Codes and Frequencies
ANKNOWABPAIN indicates whether the respondent reported abdominal pain as a symptom during pregnancy that requires immediate care.
Comparability — Index
In addition to universe differences, there are significant differences in question wording in ANKNOWABPAIN. See below for country-specific comparability.
Comparability - Standard DHS
ANKNOWABPAIN is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Afghanistan [top]
The 2015 Afghanistan survey includes "severe lower abdominal pain" as a response to an open-ended question about symptoms during pregnancy indicating the need to seek immediate care.
Comparability — Uganda [top]
The 2001 Uganda survey includes "abdominal pain" as a response to an open-ended question about symptoms that indicate a pregnancy may be in danger.
- Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
- Uganda 2001: Women age 15-49 who were told about pregnancy complications during prenatal care for their last birth in the 5 years before the survey.