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PNBABCKHEEL_01 (PNBABCKHEEL_01)
Newborn received heel prick during postnatal check (last birth)

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Description

PNBABCKHEEL_01 indicates whether the child received a heel prick during a postnatal check (for the last birth). The neonatal heel prick is done to collect blood for laboratory tests for disease.

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, PNBABCKHEEL_01 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

PNBABCKHEEL_01 is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Universe

  • Egypt 2003: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Egypt 2005: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Egypt 2008: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and whose last-born child received a postnatal check within 2 months of delivery.
  • Egypt: 2003-W, 2005-W, 2008-W
  • Jordan: 2012-W