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twin birth, weight and size of the last birth Sat, 19 November 2016 11:52
 dhs110 Messages: 39Registered: October 2014 Location: korea Member
Hello
Thank you very much for your help.I am working on last birth in the last five years by cesarean section (M17_1). I want to confirm the variables for the size, weight and twin status of the last delivery ....is that M18_1 for size, M19_1 for weight in kg and B0_1 is the twin delivery status of the latest birth by c/s?
Kindly confirm.
Regards

dhs110
Re: twin birth, weight and size of the last birth [message #11252 is a reply to message #11232] Wed, 23 November 2016 11:06
 Liz-DHS Messages: 1333Registered: February 2013 Senior Member
Dear User,
According to the recode manual http:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg4-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm page 57
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M17 Whether child was born by caesarian section
M18 Size of child as reported subjectively by the respondent
M19 Weight of child at birth given in kilograms with three implied decimal places (or grams with
no decimal places). Children who were not weighed are coded 9996. In some countries, the
birth weight was collected in grams, i.e. a total of four digits, whereas other countries
collected the weight in kilograms to one decimal place, i.e. a total of two digits. In the latter
case, the third and fourth digits are set to zeros. In a few countries, the weight was collected
in pounds and/or ounces. For these countries, the original weight variables are stored as a
country-specific variable and this variable contains the weight converted to kilograms.

P40
Quote:

B0 Twin code gives an order number for each child of a multiple birth. Code 0 indicates a
single birth, code 1-upwards give the number of the child. Twins are ordered in the birth
history with the higher twin codes appearing before the lower twin codes. See the example
of the birth history structure below.

Example Birth History:

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