DELPPCHKBHW_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.
0 = No
1 = Yes
7 = Don't know
8 = Missing
9 = NIU (not in universe)
DELPPCHKBHW_ALL indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported she received a health check from a community or village health worker after delivering her child.
DELPPCHKBHW_ALL consists of a set of six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELPPCHKBHW_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELPPCHKBHW_02, DELPPCHKBHW_03, DELPPCHKBHW_04, DELPPCHKBHW_05, and DELPPCHKBHW_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELPPCHKBHW_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DELPPCHKBHW_ALL is largely comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
DELPPCHKBHW_ALL is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Nepal [top]
The 1996 Nepal survey asks whether the child's mother received a health check within 24 hours after delivering the child. The 1996 Nepal survey includes "Village health worker" as a write-in response category.
- Chad 2004: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and received a health check after delivering their last-born child.
- Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.