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Results not matched Cambodia's DHS 2014 report [message #16885] Tue, 12 March 2019 23:29 Go to next message
KennareyS is currently offline  KennareyS
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Hi

I just recently got to work on my Cambodia's 2014 DHS dataset on a project looking at the double burden of malnutrition among children aged 36-59 months in Cambodia and i do all of my analysis in SAS studio. I understand that i will have to use the KR files since my unit of analysis is the children under 5. However, when i restricted my sample to those aged 36-59 months, i noticed a huge difference between my number of observations (~1700) and the one reported in the 2014 final report for Cambodia (~2600). The result tables can be found in the 2014 Cambodia's DHS report in the section Early Childhood Education and Development, page 188 onward, where the total number of children aged 36-59 months reported was ~2600.

I was wondering why there is such a huge difference, and for clarification, i have not done anything with regards to analysis yet, i have only restricted the age variable when i noticed this different numbers in reporting. I might be missing something, although i do not understand what exactly.

Any comments or help are much appreciated. Thank you so much!

Best,

Kennarey S.
Re: Results not matched Cambodia's DHS 2014 report [message #16967 is a reply to message #16885] Thu, 14 March 2019 14:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

The anthropometry results in the DHS main reports are usually based on children in the PR file, rather than the KR file. The height and measurements are taken during the household interview, for all children in the household who are in the age range. This is more children than are in the KR file.
Re: Results not matched Cambodia's DHS 2014 report [message #16994 is a reply to message #16967] Thu, 14 March 2019 22:13 Go to previous message
KennareyS is currently offline  KennareyS
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Hi

Thank you!!!
Findings in terms of percentages are more or less the same so so far I appeared to have done nothing majorly wrong yet.

Best,

Kennarey S.
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