Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
For women who gave birth in the previous three to five years, ANCAREWHY_ALL reports the main reason why the woman first sought antenatal care.
ANCAREWHY_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (ANCAREWHY_01) up to, potentially, the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., ANCAREWHY_02, ANCAREWHY_03, ANCAREWHY_04, ANCAREWHY_05, and ANCAREWHY_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If ANCAREWHY_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
For most surveys, this information on why the woman first sought antenatal care was collected for only the most recent birth (ANCAREWHY_01). Surveys in which the data were collected for additional births are noted in the comparability section.
Maternal antenatal care, general Variables -- PERSON