I am planning to do a master thesis for global health, a cross sectional analysis examining the association beteen food insecurity and mental distress (depression and anxiety) using Nepal DHS 2022 data. After I have read through DHS8 guidance manual for statsitiscs but I didnit find how to calculate food insecurity access scale, generalized anxiety disorder(GAD-7) scale for anxiety and patienft health questionnaire(PHQ-9) for depression. Could you please help me on that matters?

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We cannot help with the construction of indicators that do not appear in a final report.

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In the 2022 NDHS , Table 2.16 shows that 13% of the de jure population experienced moderate or severe food insecurity in the 12 months preceding the survey, while 1% experienced severe food insecurity.

Could you please help me STATA code to calculate food insecurity categories?

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use "NPPR82FL.DTA" * 8 implied decimals for hfs_mod and hfs_sev, but less 2 decimals to make it a percentage rather than a proportion - 6 zeros needed below gen mod = hfs_mod/1000000 gen sev = hfs_sev/1000000 gen wgt = hv005/1000000 // 6 implied decimals for weight * means mean mod [iw=wgt] if hv102 == 1 mean sev [iw=wgt] if hv102 == 1

This gives the following results: . mean mod [iw=wgt] if hv102 == 1 Mean estimation Number of obs = 54,144 -------------------------------------------------------------- | Mean Std. err. [95% conf. interval] -------------+------------------------------------------------ mod | 12.48814 .1177041 12.25744 12.71884 -------------------------------------------------------------- . mean sev [iw=wgt] if hv102 == 1 Mean estimation Number of obs = 54,144 -------------------------------------------------------------- | Mean Std. err. [95% conf. interval] -------------+------------------------------------------------ sev | 1.332236 .0349331 1.263767 1.400705 --------------------------------------------------------------