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Indonesia breastfeeding variables (m4 m5) 2012 [message #23311] Sat, 21 August 2021 07:09 Go to previous message
lhuri is currently offline  lhuri
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Registered: December 2014
Location: Indonesia
Dear DHS,

I wonder how to get duration of breastfeeding (in months) for mothers who had ever breastfed but no longer did at the time of interview in 2102 IDHS.

I can get these values using variable age (v222), m4, and m5 for 2002, 2007, and 2017 Indonesia DHS (IDHS), but not for 2012 IDHS.
I notice that variables m4 and m5 in 2012 are showing slightly different information compared to m4 and m5 in other survey years.
For illustration, I've attached the results of the same command in 2012 and 2017 IDHS.

With IDHS 2017, I can tell that of 310 mothers whose last child was 2 months old at interview, 7 mothers stopped breastfeeding before one month, 14 stopped at first month, 8 stopped at second month, and 2666 were still breastfeeding at the time of interview. But in 2012, there's not enough detail about the when they stopped. I only can tell that of 303 mothers whose last child was 2 months old at interview, 22 had ever but no longer breastfed and 276 were still breastfeeding. This applies to all child's age groups (0-59 mos).

Apologies if this has been asked before and please refer me to the relevant thread.
Thank you,
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