Codes and Frequencies
NBFEDFERM_01 indicates whether the respondent's child was given a fermented beverage in the first three days (for the last birth).
Comparability — Index
NBFEDFERM_01 has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
NBFEDFERM_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. NBFEDFERM_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 — Angola [top]
The 2015 Angola questionnaire includes "Quissangua," a fermented corn drink, as a response category.
- Angola 2015: Women age 15-49 who breastfed their last-born child born in the 5 years before the survey.