Variable MM9 : How many of these died while pregnant or during childbirth
Valid case(s): 23048 (23531.6)
Invalid: 17292 (18163.4)
De jure household members (usual residents)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member
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.
How many of these dead sisters died while pregnant, or during childbirth, or during the six weeks after the end of pregnancy?
This question asks about sisters reported in MM8 who died during any of the following three time periods: while pregnant, during childbirth or during the 6 weeks after the end of pregnancy. There are two important issues here. First, respondents should include any sister's death (recorded in MM8) that occurred during these time periods, regardless of the cause of death. For example, if a sister died from an accident and this accident occurred while she was pregnant or during the 6 weeks following her pregnancy, this death should be reported in MM9. It is also important to remember that not all pregnancies produce a live birth. Therefore, the 6-week period after the end of a pregnancy could refer to a 6-week period following a miscarriage, an induced abortion or a stillbirth. Note that there are no skips in questions MM5-MM9. If the respondent states in MM5 that she/he never had any sisters, you should enter '00' for the following four questions, MM6-MM9.