Cellule de Planification et de Statistique du Ministere de la Sante' (CPS/MS) [Mali], Direction Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Informatique (DNSI) [Mali], and ORC Macro, Minnesota Population Center
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, DELML3_ALL indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported a midwife gave delivery care for a recent birth. This response category is country-specific to Mali.
DELML3_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELML3_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELML3_02, DELML3_03, DELML3_04, DELML3_05, and DELML3_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELML3_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
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.
DELML3_ALL is combined with DELML1_ALL (obstetrics nurse) and DELML2_ALL (other nurse) for the 2006 Mali sample to create the standard variable DELNURM_ALL. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using DELML3_ALL are encouraged to review DELNURM_ALL for this more comprehensive response category.