Codes and Frequencies
ANKNOWDELBLD indicates whether the respondent reported excessive vaginal bleeding during or after delivery as a symptom during pregnancy that requires immediate care.
Comparability — Index
ANKNOWDELBLD has no comparability problems. See below for country-specific question wording.
Comparability - Standard DHS
ANKNOWDELBLD is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
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 "excessive bleeding during or after delivery" as a response category.
- Bangladesh 2000: Ever-married women age 10-49.