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BIRTH HISTORY VARIABLES: Age at death (b6) and age at death months imputed (b7) Tue, 17 January 2017 05:34
 priyoma Messages: 7Registered: January 2017 Member
Hey,
I am using the IAIR42FL dataset ie the women's dataset for India based on NFHS Round II.
In it there are a number of birth history variables such as bidx,bord, b1 till b15.
There are two variables age at death ie b6 and agee at death (months imputed) ie b7. Can you please tell me how to interpret them?

For example:

caseid b6_01 b7_01 b6_03 b7_03
2 1 48 2 312 144 100 0

Can you please tell me what was the age of these two children of women with caseid 21482 when they died? How to interpret b6_01 and b7_01, similarly b6_03 and b7_03?

Regards
Re: BIRTH HISTORY VARIABLES: Age at death (b6) and age at death months imputed (b7) [message #11694 is a reply to message #11613] Mon, 30 January 2017 16:20
 Liz-DHS Messages: 1393Registered: February 2013 Senior Member
Dear User, Please take a look at The Standard Recode Manual http:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg4-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm
It has a description of the variables you are looking at and will give you useful information on how to interpret them. You may also want to download The Guide to DHS Statistics http:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg1-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm
The Guide provides the following:
Quote:

1. To provide an overview on key aspects of the organization and use of DHS data sets
2. To serve as a reference document for researchers on the definitions and calculation of
complex statistics used in DHS reports

We also have a section on our website with useful information on Using Data for Analysis http://www.dhsprogram.com/data/Using-Datasets-for-Analysis.cfm
After reviewing these items, if you still have specific questions, please feel free to post again.
Re: BIRTH HISTORY VARIABLES: Age at death (b6) and age at death months imputed (b7) [message #17733 is a reply to message #11613] Fri, 17 May 2019 06:52
 aakashbashyal@gmail.com Messages: 1Registered: May 2019 Member
Hey do you get the answer to the question? I am struggling on the same situation.
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