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Delivered in public or private sector facility or at home

DELSECTOR_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.


1 = Public
2 = Private
3 = At home
4 = Other
8 = Missing
9 = NIU (not in universe)


DELSECTOR_ALL indicates whether the respondent gave birth at a public or private health facility or at home.

DELSECTOR_ALL consists of a set of six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELSECTOR_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELSECTOR_02, DELSECTOR_03, DELSECTOR_04, DELSECTOR_05, and DELSECTOR_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELSECTOR_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 DELSECTOR_06 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.


DELSECTOR_ALL has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Morocco 1987: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Tunisia 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Morocco: 1987-W
  • Tunisia: 1988-W