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.
KIDHEALTHIDX (V418A) reports the number of entries (number of children) in the child health history (Section 6 of the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase VII).
This number is typically equal to the number of births in the five (BIRTHSIN5YRS (V208) years before the survey. While there is, theoretically, no limit to the number of births recorded in BIRTHSIN5YRS, KIDHEALTHIDX is actually limited to the number of columns that can be completed on the survey form. In most cases, KIDHEALTHIDX is capped at six.
General maternal and infant health Variables -- TOPICS