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.
MAFEDOTHLIQ24H (V413) indicates whether the child's mother gave her youngest surviving child other liquids during the previous day, either at night or during the daytime. This variable describes a characteristic of the mother rather than the child. The meaning of "other" must be interpreted relative to the specific categories included in a particular sample.
Although the question wording asks about foods given to a specific child during the previous day, responses relate to the mother, so all young children of the mother are coded the same way. If the mother reported she gave her youngest surviving child other liquids in the previous day, all of her young children in the data are coded as "yes," including any children who have died or who live elsewhere.
A positive response in MAFEDOTHLIQ24H thus does not necessarily indicate whether a particular child of the mother drank other liquids during the previous day. IPUMS-DHS users should instead employ the variable FEDOTHLIQ24H (M37L) to determine whether the child drank other liquids during the previous day. See Comparability.
The related variable MAFEDOTHLIQ24HX (V469L) reports the number of times the child's mother gave her youngest surviving child other liquids during the previous 24 hours. MAFEDOTHLIQWKD (V470L) reports the number of days the child's mother gave her youngest surviving child other liquids during the past week.
Foods fed child in past 24 hours Variables -- PERSON