Variable MN12 : Ever breastfeed

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 1445 (661.9)
Invalid: 6450 (7256.8)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: wm

Women aged 15-49 who gave birth to a child in the 2 years preceding the survey
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Yes 1339 611 92.4%
2 No 87 45 6.7%
9 Missing 19 6 0.9%
Sysmiss 6450 7257
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.

Literal question
Did you ever breastfeed (name)?
Interviewer instructions
Breastfeeding is important for a child's health and because it prevents pregnancy during the period when the mother is breastfeeding. For this question, it does not matter how long the respondent breastfed the child, only whether or not she ever gave the child the breast, even if the baby died very young.

Circle the code corresponding to the response given. If the response is 'No' (she never breastfed the child), go to the next module.
Generated: MAR-07-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit