For children born in the three to five years preceding the survey, DELMG1 indicates whether a nurse assisted with the child's delivery. This response category is country-specific to Madagascar.
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.
DELMG1 is combined with DELMG2 (midwife) for the 1992 and 1997 Madagascar samples to create the standard variable DELNURM. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using DELMG1 are encouraged to review DELNURM for this more comprehensive response category.