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Data on Folic Acid - Birth-recode-2008-9 Kenya [message #2553] Fri, 11 July 2014 05:08 Go to next message
Malachi Arunda is currently offline  Malachi Arunda
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Dear DHS help,
I do not seem to see any information on FOLIC ACID taken by mothers under MIDX =1, although IRON TABLETS OR SYRUP info is available. Please help me confirm this, OR does it mean Iron contained FOLIC ACID also? As in IFA. Thank you
Re: Data on Folic Acid - Birth-recode-2008-9 Kenya [message #2558 is a reply to message #2553] Fri, 11 July 2014 12:28 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior Data Processing Specialist, Noureddine Abderrahim:

The standard questionnaire does not include questions on Folic Acid. The standard questionnaire is the one used in the DHS surveys with some variation specific to the country. Some countries might include questions on Folic Acid but it is not a standard question. One such country is the 2012 Kyrgyz Republic survey - in questions 422A and 422B of the woman questionnaire, information was collected on Folic Acid intake.
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