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.
The duration of breastfeeding of the child in months. Prior to DHS VI, the maximum period allowed during the data editing was the interval between the date of birth of the child and the date of interview. Cases which exceeded this duration were left with the original response, but are coded with one of the flag codes on variable M27 and were set to code 97 "Inconsistent" on variable M5. The code 96 (breastfed until died) is no longer used. Since DHS VI, the question on the duration of breastfeeding in months is no longer part of the core questionnaire. Information on duration of breastfeeding in months is therefore no longer available for children who were ever breastfed, but are not currently being breastfed. These cases were set to”93”.