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Woman's older child year of birth
Group: Fertility

Values for this variable represent a calendar year except for the following codes:
9995 = Not interviewed (female questionnaire)
9996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
9997 = Don't know
9998 = No response or missing
9999 = NIU (not in universe)


For women aged 10-49 who live in a household with an infant under age 2, who have given birth more than once, who have given birth within the last 5 years, and who have had an older child who has died, OTKBIRTHMO reports the calendar month in which this deceased child was born. If more than one of the woman's older children have died, this variable reports the month of birth for the deceased child who was born most recently. Users should consult OTKBIRTHYR for the calendar year in which this child died.

Users should note that this variable refers only to a woman's older children, such that it excludes the child from her most recent birth (see LASTBIRTHMO and LASTBIRTHYR).

Users should further note that, although the universe for this variable includes only women who gave birth within 5 years, the child in question may be any of a woman's older children (including those born more than 5 years ago), provided that they were her only deceased child or the deceased child born most recently.

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


There are no comparability issues.


No universe descriptions are currently available.


Not avaliable for PERSON
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