The DHS Program User Forum
Discussions regarding The DHS Program data and results
Home » Countries » Other countries » Coding for birth attendant Senegal 1986, 1992 and 2005
Coding for birth attendant Senegal 1986, 1992 and 2005 [message #16064] Wed, 31 October 2018 15:06 Go to next message
fcavallaro is currently offline  fcavallaro
Messages: 15
Registered: October 2015
Location: London, UK
Member
Hello,

I am analysing Senegal data to look at birth attendants. There's a couple of surveys where I would appreciate some clarification, to ensure I'm correctly assigning the dataset variables to questionnaire response options.

- In 1986, please could you confirm whether "matrone" in the questionnaire corresponds to "birth attendant" in the dataset (category under variable m3_*)?

- In 1992, the questionnaire lists "matrone" as a response option, but it does not appear in the dataset. However, there is one variable (m3h_*) labelled "relative", although there is no such response option in the questionnaire. Please could you confirm which variable corresponds to "matrone", and what the "relative" variable corresponds to?

- In 2005, it seems like there is one more variable in the dataset than response option in the questionnaire. I think this is how the categories might align:

Doctor: m3a_*
Midwife/Nurse: m3b_* (two response options in questionnaire)
Matrone: m3c_* (labelled "auxiliary midwife")
TBA: m3g_*
Friend/relative: m3h_*
Other: m3i_ OR m3k_*?
No one: m3n_*

Please could you confirm that m3c_* does correspond to the "matrone" response option? And please could you clarify what the two "Other" variables correspond to?

Many thanks in advance for your help!
Francesca

Re: Coding for birth attendant Senegal 1986, 1992 and 2005 [message #16132 is a reply to message #16064] Thu, 08 November 2018 07:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
Messages: 1495
Registered: February 2013
Senior Member
Following is a response from DHS Senior Research Associate, Christina Juan:


- In 1986, please could you confirm whether "matrone" in the questionnaire corresponds to "birth attendant" in the dataset (category under variable m3_*)?

Yes, see page 89 of the summary findings of Table 6.8 for how the different response options are coded.


- In 1992, the questionnaire lists "matrone" as a response option, but it does not appear in the dataset. However, there is one variable (m3h_*) labelled "relative", although there is no such response option in the questionnaire. Please could you confirm which variable corresponds to "matrone", and what the "relative" variable corresponds to?

According to the 1992 final report (see page 90), the following categories were constructed based on the questionnaire and original response options: « Le tableau 7.5 et le graphique 7.2 montrent que les mères de près de la moitié des naissances (47 pour cent) ont été assistées par un professionnel de la santé lors de l'accouchement : 2 pour cent par un médecin, et 45 pour cent par une sage-femme ou une infirmière formée. Mais, pour la majorité des naissances, les mères ont accouché avec l'aide de l'accoucheuse traditionnelle et la matrone (28 pour cent), ou d'autres personnes telles les parentes, les voisines et les amies (19 pour cent), ou encore, la mère a été seule pendant l'accouchement (6 pour cent). »

My understanding is that based on Table 7.5 and the Graphic 7.2, those who received assistance from "matrones" were included in the same category as those who received assistance from traditional birth attendants (28%). The "relative" variable corresponds to other people outside of the health system who help the respondent with giving birth, including parents, neighbors, and friends. In table 7.5, see the "Parents/Autres" category.


- In 2005, it seems like there is one more variable in the dataset than response option in the questionnaire. I think this is how the categories might align:

Doctor: m3a_*
Midwife/Nurse: m3b_* (two response options in questionnaire)
Matrone: m3c_* (labelled "auxiliary midwife")
TBA: m3g_*
Friend/relative: m3h_*
Other: m3i_ OR m3k_*?
No one: m3n_*


Please could you confirm that m3c_* does correspond to the "matrone" response option? And please could you clarify what the two "Other" variables correspond to?

In terms of the "matrone" response option, my understanding is that this option would correspond to the auxiliary midwife category in the report. In the Senegal health care system, matrones are the trained midwife without a diploma but can provide healthcare in a more limited capcity, compared to those included in the midwife/nurse category.
Regarding the "Other" variables in the dataset, this would correspond to the Parents/Autres category in Tableau 8.6 Assistance lors de l'accouchement. I would suggest that when you recode your data according to these categories, that you ensure that they match the tables in the final report.

[Updated on: Thu, 08 November 2018 08:34]

Report message to a moderator

Re: Coding for birth attendant Senegal 1986, 1992 and 2005 [message #16144 is a reply to message #16132] Fri, 09 November 2018 07:26 Go to previous message
fcavallaro is currently offline  fcavallaro
Messages: 15
Registered: October 2015
Location: London, UK
Member
Many thanks for the detailed response, Christina and Bridgette. I will double check against the reports and let you know if I have any follow-up questions.
Francesca
Previous Topic: Clustering
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Wed Nov 14 13:28:34 Eastern Standard Time 2018