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ANKNOWBLD (ANKNOWBLD)
Knows of pregnancy complication: Vaginal bleeding

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Description

ANKNOWBLD indicates whether the respondent reported vaginal bleeding as a symptom during pregnancy that requires immediate care.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Uganda

Comparability

In addition to universe differences, there are significant differences in question wording in ANKNOWBLD. See below for country-specific comparability.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ANKNOWBLD 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 "vaginal bleeding" as a response to an open-ended question about symptoms during pregnancy indicating the need to seek immediate care.

Comparability — Bangladesh [top]

The 2000 Bangladesh survey first asks an open-ended question about complications during pregnancy, childbirth, and after delivery that require medical treatment. This is followed by a series of closed-ended (yes/no) questions asking whether the respondent has heard of the specific complications. The 2000 Bangladesh survey includes "vaginal bleeding during pregnancy" as a response category.

The 2004 Bangladesh survey asks an open-ended question about complications during pregnancy, delivery, and after delivery that may cause death to the mother. The 2004 Bangladesh survey includes "excessive vaginal bleeding" as a response category.

Comparability — Uganda [top]

The 2001 Uganda survey includes "vaginal bleeding" as a response to an open-ended question about symptoms that indicate a pregnancy may be in danger.

Universe

  • Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh 2000: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • 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.
  • Afghanistan: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B
  • Bangladesh: 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-W, 2004-B, 2004-W, 2004-C
  • Uganda: 2001-C, 2001-B, 2001-W