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NBFEDGHUT_01 (NBFEDGHUT_01)
Liquids given before breastmilk, first 3 days: Ghutti (last birth)

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Description

For women who gave birth in the five years before the survey, NBFEDGHUT_01 indicates whether their newborn child was given ghutti, an Ayurvedic medicine, in the first three days after delivery (for the last birth).

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
India

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording (see below), NBFEDGHUT_01 is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

NBFEDGHUT_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. NBFEDGHUT_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 — India [top]

The 2005 and 2015 India samples include "janam ghutti" as a response category.

Universe

  • India 2005: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and ever breastfed the child.
  • India 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and ever breastfed the child.
  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who breastfed the child, but who did not put the child to the breast "immediately."
  • Pakistan 2006: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and ever breastfed the child.
  • Pakistan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and ever breastfed the child.
  • India: 2005-W, 2015-W
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 2006-W, 2012-W