Institut de Statistiques et d’Études Économiques du Burundi (ISTEEBU), Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Lutte contre le Sida [Burundi] (MSPLS), et ICF International., Minnesota Population Center
432) How much did (NAME) weigh?
RECORD WEIGHT FROM HEALTH CARD, IF AVAILABLE.
KG FROM CARD 1 ____
KG FROM RECALL 2 ____
DON'T KNOW 99.998
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, BIRTHWT_ALL (M19_x) reports the child's birthweight in kilos with three implied decimal places (or, alternatively stated, in grams with no decimal places). Children who were not weighed are coded 9996.
BIRTHWT_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (BIRTHWT_01) up to, potentially, the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., BIRTHWT_02, BIRTHWT_03, BIRTHWT_04, BIRTHWT_05, and BIRTHWT_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If BIRTHWT_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
This information was collected for all births within the reference period preceding the survey. In many cases, data were hypothetically collected on up to six births, but no women in the survey had so many births (e.g., no woman had 4 or more births in 3 years, or had 5 or 6 births in 5 years). If, for example, no woman in a survey had 6 births in five years and only blank values were included in the original DHS file, then BIRTHWT_06 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.
General maternal and infant health Variables -- TOPICS