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Time child spent at place of delivery (last birth)

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DELTIMEBABY_01 reports the length of time the respondent's child stayed at the health facility after delivery (for the last birth).

The related variable DELTIME_ALL (M61_x) reports the length of time the respondent stayed at the health facility after delivery.


DELTIMEBABY_01 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DELTIMEBABY_01 is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • South Africa 2016: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who delivered their last birth in a public or private medical facility, and who were not discharged from the facility at the same time as the child.
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-W