DELUMBTRASH_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.
0 = No
1 = Yes
7 = Don't know
8 = Missing
9 = NIU (not in universe)
DELUMBTRASH_ALL indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported that ash was applied to the stump of her child's umbilical cord.
DELUMBTRASH_ALL consists of a set of six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELUMBTRASH_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELUMBTRASH_02, DELUMBTRASH_03, DELUMBTRASH_04, DELUMBTRASH_05, and DELUMBTRASH_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELUMBTRASH_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
For most surveys, this information was collected for only the most recent birth (DELUMBTRASH_01). Surveys in which the data were collected for additional births are noted in the comparability section.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DELUMBTRASH_ALL is largely comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
DELUMBTRASH_ALL is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire, but it is part of a series in the standard newborn care module for Phase VII.
Comparability — Ethiopia [top]
The 2016 Ethiopia survey collected information for this variable for all births in the reference period.
- Ethiopia 2016: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and for whom something was applied to the umbilical cord of their last-born child.
- Nepal 2011: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and delivered their last-born child at home.
- Nepal 2016: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
- Nigeria 2018: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and for whom something was applied to the umbilical cord after it was cut.