630) What drugs did (NAME) take? Any other drugs?
RECORD ALL MENTIONED.
ARTEMISININ COMBINATION THERAPY (ACT) A
QUININE PILLS E
QUININE INJECTION/IV F
ARTESUNATE RECTAL G
ARTESUNATE INJECTION/IV H
OTHER ANTIMALARIAL (SPECIFY) _______ I
COUGH SYRUP O
OTHER (SPECIFY) ______ X
DON'T KNOW Z
Given ACT for fever or difficult/rapid breathing
Yes, child given ACT
Given ACT for fever
Given ACT for cough
Given ACT for fever or cough
Given ACT for fever and cough
Given ACT for fever or convulsions
NIU (not in universe)
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 young children with a fever or cough in the past 2 weeks, FEVGIVACT (ML13E) indicates whether the child was given artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), which is used to treat malaria.
A few samples ask separately about drugs taken for fever and drugs taken for cough. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable while preserving the separate responses in composite coding. A first digit of 1 indicates the child received the drug, and the second digit indicates the child's illness:
11: The child was given the drug for a fever
12: The child was given the drug for a cough
13: The child was given the drug for a fever or a cough
14: The child was given the drug for both a fever and a cough
15: The child was given the drug for a fever or convulsions
16: The child was given the drug for a fever or difficult/rapid breathing