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LASTBIRTHWKS
Number of weeks since most recent live birth
Group: Fertility

Values for this variable represent the number of weeks since the woman's last birth, except for the following codes:

9990 = Logical edit
9995 = Not interviewed (female questionnaire)
9996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
9999 = NIU (not in universe)

Description

LASTBIRTHWKS reports the number of weeks since the woman's most recent live birth. This number was calculated by using LASTBIRTHMO and LASTBIRTHYR to find the total number of days since the woman's most recent live birth and dividing by 7, then rounded to the nearest whole number.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.

Comparability

There are no comparability issues.

Universe

  • Women aged 15-49 who have ever given live birth.

Availability

  • Ethiopia: 2019