Codes and Frequencies
For women who are primary caregivers for at least six children in the household under age 5, DIARRECENT6 indicates whether their sixth-youngest child had diarrhea in the last 7 days.
In determining whether the child had diarrhea, PMA2020 surveys note:
The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.
There are no comparability issues.
Comparability with IPUMS-DHS
DIARRECENT6 is similar to the variable DIARRECENT in IPUMS-DHS. IPUMS-PMA users should note the IPUMS-DHS variable reports if the child had diarrhea in the last 24 hours, in the last two weeks, or did not have diarrhea at all. Additionally, in the IPUMS-DHS variable, children are the unit of analysis in that each record represents a child under age 5, whereas women are the unit of analysis in the IPUMS-PMA variable. See the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more info.
- Women age 15-49 who are the primary caregivers for at least 6 children under age 5.
- Congo (Democratic Republic): 2015
- Ghana: 2014-2015
- Kenya: 2015
- Nigeria: 2017