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Clinical officer/medical assistant gave delivery care (Malawi)

DELMW1_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.


0 = No
1 = Yes
8 = Missing
9 = NIU (not in universe)


For women who gave birth in the last five years, DELMW1_ALL indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported a clinical officer/medical assistant gave delivery care for a recent birth. This response category is country-specific to Malawi.

DELMW1_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELMW1_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELMW1_02, DELMW1_03, DELMW1_04, DELMW1_05, and DELMW1_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELMW1_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.


DELMW1_ALL has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

An open-ended question about who provided delivery care is included in Phase II forward of the standard DHS questionnaire. DELMW1_ALL is a country-specific response.


  • Malawi 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Malawi: 1992-W