Variable BREASTFEDMO, children breastfeeding status are recorded at 3-5 years prior to survey data collection. Is it accurate to deduce that all children of the women less than 3 years old at the time of data collection has not data value? I have used this variable in my analysis but raises a question if I am looking at children from 6-59 months old. If yes, what is the difference then with Variable BREASTFEDCAT records children born 5 years prior to survey data and did not include children that are dead. My samples are Phase VII survey in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe.
Basically, I am seeking the definition of the ‘children born in the 3-5 years of the survey’ and children born in the 5 years before the survey
Thank you for your time and help. Look forward to hearing your expert opinion.