429) Who assisted with the delivery of (NAME)? Anyone else?
PROBE FOR THE TYPE(S) OF PERSON(S) AND RECORD ALL MENTIONED. IF RESPONDENT SAYS NO ONE ASSISTED, PROBE TO DETERMINE WHETHER ANY ADULTS WERE PRESENT AT THE DELIVERY.
DAI/TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANT F
FAMILY WELFARE WK G
LADY H. WORKER H
OTHER (SPECIFY) __________ X
NO ONE ASSISTED Y
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 five years, DELPK8_ALL indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported a midwife gave delivery care for a recent birth. This response category is country-specific to Pakistan.
DELPK8_ALL consists of a set of up to six separate variables, covering the most recent birth (DELPK8_01) up to the sixth-most-recent birth (i.e., DELPK8_02, DELPK8_03, DELPK8_04, DELPK8_05, and DELPK8_06) during the reference period prior to the survey. If DELPK8_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
Some samples in the "DEL" series include multiple categories that can be consolidated into a single broad response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable, while also preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.
DELPK8_ALL is combined with DELPK1_ALL (nurse) for the 2017 Pakistan sample to create the standard variable DELNURM_ALL. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using DELPK8_ALL are encouraged to review DELNURM_ALL for this more comprehensive response category.