This measure uses 3 self-reported items from the second round of the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) Women's Questionnaire. IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across India. This measure captures perceptions of women around MNCH behaviors and practices. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located at https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/pages/DSDR/idhs-II-data-guide.html
Geographies Tested: India
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Now, I am going to ask you about several things that may or may not make a person healthy or sick. People disagree sometimes over whether these things really make people healthy or sick. I am interested in what your opinion is about whether they make people healthy or sick.
1. Is it harmful to drink 1-2 glasses of milk every day during pregnancy?
No - 0
Yes - 1
Don't Know - 8
2. Do you think that the first yellow milk that comes out after a baby is born is good for the baby, harmful for the baby, or it doesn’t matter?
Good - 1
Harmful - 2
Doesn’t matter - 3
3. When children have diarrhea, do you think they should be given less to drink than usual, more to drink than usual, about the same, or it doesn’t matter?
Less than usual - 1
More than usual - 2
About the same - 3
It doesn’t matter - 4
No opinion Don't Know - 8
Desai, S., & Vanneman, R. (2015). India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II). Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. https://doi. org/10.3886/ICPSR36151. v6.
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