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 last three to five years, DELNURM_01 (M3B_1) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported a nurse or midwife (categories combined or not distinguished) gave delivery care (for the last birth).
Some samples in the "DEL" series include categories that can be consolidated into a single response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable, such as DELNURM_01, while preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.
For example, a given sample might include separate categories for nurse and midwife that could be combined to create a more comprehensive response category. See Comparability for more information on the specific categories in this variable.
Maternal delivery care, general Variables -- PERSON