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DELPRLONG_ALL (M30_X)
Complications at delivery: Prolonged labor

DELPRLONG_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.

Codes

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

Description

For women who gave birth in the last three to five years, DELPRLONG_ALL (M30_x) indicates whether they experienced prolonged labor, such as regular contractions lasting more than 12 hours.

DELPRLONG_ALL consists of a set of six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELPRLONG_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELPRLONG_02, DELPRLONG_03, DELPRLONG_04, DELPRLONG_05, and DELPRLONG_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELPRLONG_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.

For surveys including this question, information for this variable was collected on all births, up to a maximum of six, in the reference period. In many cases, data were hypothetically collected on up to six births, but no women in the survey had so many births (e.g., no woman had 4 or more births in 3 years, or had 5 or 6 births in 5 years). If, for example, no woman in a survey had 6 births in five years and only blank values were included in the original DHS file, then DELPRLONG_06 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.

Some surveys, specified in the Comparability section, collected this information for the last-born child only.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Bangladesh
India
Morocco
Namibia
Pakistan
Yemen

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DELPRLONG_ALL (M30_x) has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard

DELPRLONG_ALL (M30_x) is included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase 3 only.

Comparability — Bangladesh [top]

The 2007 Bangladesh survey collected this information for the last-born child only. The 1997, 2000, and 2004 Bangladesh survey collected this information for additional births.

The 2000 Bangladesh survey asks whether the woman experienced regular contractions lasting more than 18 hours. The 1997, 2004, and 2007 Bangladesh surveys include the more standard question wording, asking about regular contractions lasting more than 12 hours.

Comparability — India [top]

The 2015 India survey collected this information for the last-born child only.

Comparability — Morocco [top]

The 2003 Morocco survey collected this information for the last-born child only.

Comparability — Namibia [top]

The 1992 Namibia survey asks an open-ended question about which complications the woman experienced during labor or delivery. The 1992 Namibia survey includes "Labor more than 24 hours" as a response category.

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

The 2006 Pakistan survey collected this information for the last-born child only.

Comparability — Yemen [top]

The 2013 Yemen survey asks whether the woman experienced continuous labor lasting more than 18 hours.

Universe

  • Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh 2000: Ever-married women age 10-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Benin 1996: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Cameroon 1998: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • India 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Jordan 1997: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Kenya 1998: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Madagascar 1997: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Mali 1995: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Morocco 2003: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Mozambique 1997: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Namibia 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Nigeria 1999: Women age 10-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Pakistan 2006: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Tanzania 1996: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Uganda 1995: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 4 years before the survey.
  • Yemen 2013: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Zambia 1996: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Zimbabwe 1994: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh: 1997-W, 2000-W, 2004-W, 2007-W
  • Benin: 1996-W
  • Cameroon: 1998-W
  • Egypt: 1995-W
  • India: 2015-W
  • Jordan: 1997-W
  • Kenya: 1998-W
  • Madagascar: 1997-W
  • Mali: 1995-W
  • Morocco: 2003-W
  • Mozambique: 1997-W
  • Namibia: 1992-W
  • Nepal: 1996-W
  • Niger: 1998-W
  • Nigeria: 1999-W
  • Pakistan: 2006-W
  • Tanzania: 1996-W
  • Uganda: 1995-W
  • Yemen: 2013-W
  • Zambia: 1996-W
  • Zimbabwe: 1994-W