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
457) What was (NAME) given to drink? Anything else?
RECORD ALL LIQUIDS MENTIONED.
MILK (OTHER THAN BREAST MILK) A
PLAIN WATER B
SUGAR OR GLUCOSE WATER C
GRIPE WATER D
SUGAR-SALT-WATER SOLUTION E
FRUIT JUICE F
INFANT FORMULA G
OTHER (SPECIFY) _____ X
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, NBFEDGP_ALL (M55D_x) indicates whether the child was given gripe water in the first three days after the birth. Gripe water is liquid (whose ingredients vary) that is given to infants to treat colic and other stomach ailments.
NBFEDGP_ALL consists of a set of six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (NBFEDGP_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., NBFEDGP_02, NBFEDGP_03, NBFEDGP_04, NBFEDGP_05, and NBFEDGP_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If NBFEDGP_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
For surveys including this question, information for this variable was collected on all births, up to a maximum of six, in the reference period. 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 NBFEDGP_06 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.
As documented in the Comparability section, many surveys collected this information for the last-born child only (NBFEDGP_01).
Breastfeeding and infant feeding Variables -- TOPICS