This is a 3-digit variable that represents the time (in days, weeks, months, or years) after birth the woman started breastfeeding her last child, except for the following codes:
995 = Not interviewed (female questionnaire)
996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
999 = NIU (not in universe)
BFSTARTVAL, together with BFSTART, reports how long after birth the woman started breastfeeding her last child.
Note that the codes in this variable are not reported in a specific unit of time i.e., hours or days. Rather, the unit of time in which the woman responded is reported in BFSTART. Users must use both BFSTARTVAL and BFSTART to determine the amount of time after birth the woman started breastfeeding her last child.
The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.
- Women aged 15-49 who breastfed their last baby, but not immediately after birth.
- Indonesia: 2016