For children born in the three to five years preceding the survey, DELCI1 indicates whether a nurse assisted with the child's delivery. This response category is country-specific to Cote d'Ivoire.
Some samples in the "DEL" series include multiple categories that can be consolidated into a single broad response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable, while also preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.
DELCI1 is combined with DELCI2 (midwife) for the 1994 and 1998 Cote d'Ivoire samples to create the standard variable DELNURM. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using DELCI1 are encouraged to review DELNURM for this more comprehensive response category.