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Illness that killed child


This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.


For young children who have died, KIDDEATHHOW reports the illness that killed the child.


Along with universe differences and slight differences in question wording, KIDDEATHHOW differs across samples in the number of response categories. Some samples include specific illnesses, while others include general illness classifications. To maximize comparability, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding with the first digit(s) providing the category of illness, and the last digit distinguishing between specific illnesses, when this additional information is available.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


No universe descriptions are currently available.
  • Cameroon: 1991-C
  • Central African Republic: 1995-C
  • Chad: 1996-C
  • Jordan: 1990-C
  • Morocco: 1987-C
  • Namibia: 1992-C
  • Nigeria: 1999-C
  • Senegal: 1986-C
  • Tunisia: 1988-C
  • Yemen: 1991-C