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Sought help for pregnancy complication: Traditional birth attendant (last birth)

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ANSYMTBA_01 indicates whether the woman sought advice or treatment from a traditional birth attendant for pregnancy complications (for the last birth).

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, ANSYMTBA_01 is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ANSYMTBA_01 is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

The 2006 Pakistan survey includes "Dai-TBA" as a response category.


  • Morocco 2003: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Pakistan 2006: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who experienced some pregnancy complication.
  • Morocco: 2003-W
  • Pakistan: 2006-W