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DELMW2_ALL (DELMW2_ALL)
Doctor/clinical officer gave delivery care (Malawi)

DELMW2_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.

Codes

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

Description

For women who gave birth in the last five years, DELMW2_ALL indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported a doctor/clinical officer gave delivery care for a recent birth. This response category is country-specific to Malawi.

DELMW2_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELMW2_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELMW2_02, DELMW2_03, DELMW2_04, DELMW2_05, and DELMW2_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELMW2_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Malawi

Comparability

DELMW2_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. DELMW2_ALL is a country-specific response.

Comparability — Malawi [top]

The 2000, 2004, and 2010 Malawi samples include "doctor/clinical officer" as a response category. The 2016 Malawi sample includes "doctor/clinical officer/medical assistant" as a response category. This overlaps with DELMW1_ALL, which indicates whether a clinical officer or medical assistant gave delivery care (for the last birth).

To maximize comparability, users may wish to consolidate responses to DELDOC_ALL (M3A_x), DELMW1_ALL, and DELMW2_ALL.

Universe

  • Malawi 2000: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Malawi 2004: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Malawi 2010: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Malawi 2016: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Malawi: 2000-W, 2004-W, 2010-W, 2016-W