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computation of sibling composition [message #12207] Mon, 10 April 2017 05:25 Go to next message
devraj is currently offline  devraj
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Hello everyone,

I want to compute sibling composition variable using DHS data for any country. whereas, sibling composition variable include number of older sisters and brothers each child has at the time of his/her birth.

please help on above issue

[Updated on: Mon, 10 April 2017 05:26]

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Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12267 is a reply to message #12207] Wed, 19 April 2017 03:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
HanR is currently offline  HanR
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Hi,

I assume you are referring to sibling listing in the maternal mortality module. It is not quite clear; you may also be referring to the birth history. Below what you would need when referring to the sibling listing:

First you would need a survey with the maternal mortality module implemented, for example Zimbabwe DHS 2015.
Then take variables:

MMC1: Number of siblings of respondent (add one, the respondent, for total sibship size)

and

MMC2: Number of siblings born before respondent's birth

Then should have what you need.

Good luck with you analysis.

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Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12268 is a reply to message #12267] Wed, 19 April 2017 05:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am referring birth history data, then what should i do to calculate sex composition
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12269 is a reply to message #12268] Wed, 19 April 2017 05:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In that case you would use total number of children ever born in V201, the date of birth of the child in B3 (or you could also use B18 or B19 if available (only in very recent surveys)) and compare that to her/his brother/sisters.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12271 is a reply to message #12269] Wed, 19 April 2017 05:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But i want to calculate number of older brother and sister, how can i compute it using b3 and v201
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12272 is a reply to message #12271] Wed, 19 April 2017 06:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You would take B3 of the child you want to know the number of older brothers/sisters for. You then look, in the birth history, how many brothers/sisters have a value of B3 smaller than the child you want to know the number of older brothers/sisters for.

Easier than that even would be to use the birth order of the child (BORD). You then know directly the total number of older children. Please note that there are twins (or even triplets) also.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12278 is a reply to message #12272] Thu, 20 April 2017 00:51 Go to previous message
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last night i tried to calculate it using Zimbabwe DHS 2015, but not able to compute it. Please kindly provide some information/guidance to computation of variable
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