Codes and Frequencies
ANKNOWBLD indicates whether the respondent reported vaginal bleeding as a symptom during pregnancy that requires immediate care.
Comparability — Index
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.
- 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.