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PNBABCK_ALL (M70_X)
Baby postnatal check within 2 months

PNBABCK_ALL variables are 1-digit variables.

Codes

0 = No
1 = Yes
7 = Don't know
8 = Missing
9 = NIU (not in universe)

Description

For women who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, PNBABCK_ALL (M70_x) indicates whether the woman's baby had a postnatal check within 2 months of delivery.

For most surveys, this information on postnatal checks for the child is collected for only the last-born child (PNBABCK_01). For a minority of samples, noted in the Comparability section, the information was collected for all births within the 3 to 5 years before the survey.

To accommodate those surveys that collected this information on multiple births, PNBABCK_ALL consists of a set of six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (PNBABCK_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., PNBABCK_02, PNBABCK_03, PNBABCK_04, PNBABCK_05, and PNBABCK_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If PNBABCK_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables--when available--are included in a researcher's data file.

In some 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, in a survey that collected this information for more than the most recent birth, no woman had 6 births in five years and only blank values were included in the original DHS file, then PNBABCK_06 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Egypt

Comparability

PNBABCK_ALL (M70_x) has significant variation in which women are asked this question, ranging from all women who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, to specifically women who gave birth at a health facility. Users should be attentive to the "Universe" tab above when using this variable. Apart from these universe differences and minor variation in question wording, PNBABCK_ALL (M70_x) is comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

PNBABCK_ALL (M70_x) first appears in phase V of the standard DHS questionnaire and is consistent and included in all subsequent phases.

Comparability — Egypt [top]

Unlike most other surveys, the 2008 Egyptian survey collected this information for all births occurring in the five years before the survey.

Universe

  • Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Angola 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh 2011: Ever-married women age 12-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Bangladesh 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Benin 2011: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Burkina Faso 2010: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Burundi 2010: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Burundi 2016: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Cameroon 2011: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2013: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 2011: 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.
  • Ethiopia 2011: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Ethiopia 2016: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Ghana 2008: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Ghana 2014: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Guinea 2012: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • India 2005: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • India 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Kenya 2008: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Kenya 2014: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and whose households were selected for the men's survey.
  • Lesotho 2009: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or b) had their birth in a medical facility and did not receive a health check after they left the birth facility.
  • Lesotho 2014: Ever-married women age 12-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Madagascar 2008: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Malawi 2010: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Mali 2012: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Model 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Myanmar 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Namibia 2006: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Namibia 2013: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Niger 2012: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Nigeria 2008: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Nigeria 2013: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Pakistan 2006: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey who either a) delivered this child away from a medical facility, or b) if delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check after leaving the facility.
  • Pakistan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Rwanda 2010: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Rwanda 2014: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Senegal 2010: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Senegal 2012: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Senegal 2014: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Senegal 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Senegal 2016: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Senegal 2017: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Tanzania 2010: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or b) had their birth in a medical facility and did not receive a health check before they left the birth facility.
  • Tanzania 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and whose birth did not take place at a traditional birth attendant's space.
  • Uganda 2006: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Uganda 2011: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Uganda 2016: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Yemen 2013: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married and who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Zambia 2007: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Zambia 2013: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Zimbabwe 2005: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, and who delivered their last child at home or away from a health facility.
  • Zimbabwe 2010: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and who either a) delivered their last child at home or away from a medical facility, or, b) if the delivery took place in a medical facility, received a health check before leaving the facility.
  • Zimbabwe 2015: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Afghanistan: 2015-W
  • Angola: 2015-W
  • Bangladesh: 2004-W, 2007-W, 2011-W, 2014-W
  • Benin: 2011-W
  • Burkina Faso: 2010-W
  • Burundi: 2010-W, 2016-W
  • Cameroon: 2011-W
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-W
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2011-W
  • Egypt: 2008-W
  • Ethiopia: 2011-W, 2016-W
  • Ghana: 2008-W, 2014-W
  • Guinea: 2012-W
  • India: 2005-W, 2015-W
  • Kenya: 2008-W, 2014-W
  • Lesotho: 2009-W, 2014-W
  • Madagascar: 2008-W
  • Malawi: 2010-W
  • Mali: 2012-W
  • Model: 2015-W
  • Myanmar: 2015-W
  • Namibia: 2006-W, 2013-W
  • Niger: 2012-W
  • Nigeria: 2008-W, 2013-W
  • Pakistan: 2006-W, 2012-W
  • Rwanda: 2010-W, 2014-W
  • Senegal: 2010-W, 2012-W, 2014-W, 2015-W, 2016-W, 2017-W
  • Tanzania: 2010-W, 2015-W
  • Uganda: 2006-W, 2011-W, 2016-W
  • Yemen: 2013-W
  • Zambia: 2007-W, 2013-W
  • Zimbabwe: 2005-W, 2010-W, 2015-W