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PRECABSFLAG (V435)
Flag for postpartum abstinence after last birth more than 5 years before survey

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Description

For women who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey's calendar period, PRECABSFLAG (V435) is a flag variable that indicates the type of problem, if any, found in editing responses on their duration of postpartum abstinence. The survey's calendar period is typically 5 years, meaning PRECABSFLAG usually refers to births between 6 and 8 years before the survey. Cases without a problem are coded to 0.

For duration of postpartum abstinence, see PRECABSDUR (V433).

Comparability

Apart from universe differences, PRECABSFLAG (V435) has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

PRECABSFLAG (V435) is included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase II only.

Universe

  • Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth between 6 and 8 years before the survey.
  • Jordan 1990: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth between 6 and 8 years before the survey.
  • Morocco 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth between 6 and 8 years before the survey.
  • Egypt: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Jordan: 1990-W, 1990-C, 1990-B
  • Morocco: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B