475. Has your menstrual period returned since the birth of (NAME)?
[ASK FOR MOST RECENT BIRTH ONLY]
YES 1 (GO TO 477)
NO 2 (GO TO 478)
NIU (not in universe)
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.
PPAMENNOW (V405) reports whether the woman is currently postpartum amenorrheic. This variable is created from the maternity history by checking if menstruation resumed after birth. Women who are currently pregnant (irrespective of whether the woman's period returned after her last birth) and women who did not have births in the last three to five years are automatically reported as not currently amenorrheic, and coded "No" (code 0).
When children or births are the unit of analysis, this variable describes a characteristic of the mother, which causes all children of the mother to be coded the same way.
General maternal and infant health Variables -- TOPICS