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Child died at home or at health facility

KIDDEATHLOC_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.


1 = At home
2 = At health facility
3 = On the way to a health facility
7 = Don't know
9 = NIU (not in universe)


For women who gave birth in the last five years, KIDDEATHLOC_ALL reports where her child died: at home, at a health facility, or on the way to a health facility.

KIDDEATHLOC_ALL consists of a set of six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (KIDDEATHLOC_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., KIDDEATHLOC_02, KIDDEATHLOC_03, KIDDEATHLOC_04, KIDDEATHLOC_05, and KIDDEATHLOC_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If KIDDEATHLOC_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 KIDDEATHLOC_06 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.


KIDDEATHLOC_ALL has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Namibia 2000: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the last 5 years and whose last-born child has died.
  • Namibia 2006: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the last 5 years and whose last-born child has died.
  • Namibia: 2000-W, 2006-W, 2006-W