Codes and Frequencies
For women who gave birth in the five years before the survey, NBFEDDATES_01 indicates whether their newborn child was given dates in the first three days after delivery (for the last birth).
Comparability — Index
NBFEDDATES_01 has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
NBFEDDATES_01 is based on an open-ended question about foods given to newborns in the first three days after delivery, included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phases IV through VI. NBFEDDATES_01 is a country-specific response category.
In Phase IV, the standard questionnaire asks, "What was (NAME) given to drink before your milk began flowing regularly?"
In Phases V and VI, the standard questionnaires ask, "What was (NAME) given to drink?"
Comparability — Jordan [top]
The 2012 Jordan survey includes "Dates" as a write-in response category.
- Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49 whose last-born child under age 5 was ever breastfed.