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Birth history and pregnancy history [message #55] Mon, 18 February 2013 17:24 Go to next message
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I noticed that some surveys have a pregnancy history as opposed to a birth history. Can you please explain the difference between the two?
Re: Birth history and pregnancy history [message #111 is a reply to message #55] Tue, 26 February 2013 11:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Birth history: an accounting of all live births, that is, pregnancies that resulted in a birth that was born alive, even if it later died. Thus, all live births are included, while stillbirths, miscarriages, and abortions are excluded.
Pregnancy history: an accounting of all pregnancies, which includes pregnancies which resulted in live births, stillbirths, miscarriages, and abortions.
Re: Birth history and pregnancy history [message #1525 is a reply to message #111] Fri, 07 March 2014 09:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Liz,

Can you clarify how I can tally the number of pregnancies? Which dataset, and which variable names, should I be using?

Best wishes,
Pavani
Re: Birth history and pregnancy history [message #1527 is a reply to message #1525] Fri, 07 March 2014 11:10 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear Pavani,
Please refer to the following post. http://userforum.dhsprogram.com/index.php?t=msg&goto=152 6&S=e65c91b26bc87623e7df118c7f2c30b3#msg_1526.
If this has not answered your query, please feel free to post again.
Thank you!
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