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Knows of pregnancy complication: Breech position

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ANKNOWBREECH indicates whether the respondent reported the baby's position (breech or in a bad position) as a symptom during pregnancy that requires immediate care.

Comparability — Index



ANKNOWBREECH has no comparability problems. See below for country-specific question wording.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Bangladesh [top]

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 "baby's hands or feet come/baby in bad position" as a response category.


  • Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B