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Unwanted pregnancies (Question M10) [message #13268] Wed, 11 October 2017 10:54 Go to next message
dasanchezp is currently offline  dasanchezp
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Registered: February 2017
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Dear DHS,

I want to know if a pregnancy is wanted or not. I see question M10 but I do not know if that question is only for those pregnancies ending in a live birth or also for a termination. For example, for Dominican Republic in 2002 there is a woman with two pregnancies and only one of them ended in a live birth. However, only M10_1 has data while M10_2 has "NA". I understand that from M10_3 until M10_6 it will be "NA".

What does it mean the "NA" in M10_2? Does it mean that the pregnancy was wanted although the outcome is "terminated"?

I am looking at the manual but I cannot find a description for M10.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

David A. Sanchez P.
Re: Unwanted pregnancies (Question M10) [message #13487 is a reply to message #13268] Thu, 09 November 2017 09:04 Go to previous message
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User, a response from senior data processing expert, Mr. Guillermo Rojas,

Variable M10 is for all births born in the last 5 years. It doesn't include terminations, but include live births that later died. Variable V225 is the equivalent for women currently pregnant. These variables are only available for complete interviews.
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