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Paid for caesarean (cesarean) section

DELCESRPAY_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.


0 = No
1 = Yes
7 = Don't know
9 = NIU (not in universe)


DELCESRPAY_ALL indicates whether the woman paid for the caesarean (cesarean) section to deliver the child.

DELCESRPAY_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELCESRPAY_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELCESRPAY_02, DELCESRPAY_03, DELCESRPAY_04, DELCESRPAY_05, and DELCESRPAY_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELCESRPAY_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.


DELCESRPAY_ALL has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Benin 2017: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their child by caesarean section.
  • Benin: 2017-W, 2017-W