On Guide to DHS statistics (Sep 2006, Page 112), the numerator is described as Number of children ill with a cough accompanied by short, rapid breathing at any time during the two weeks preceding the interview. I used this code 'ari=1 if h31 == 2 & h31b==1' and the results were identical with the above code.

When I search on the DHS forum for further explanations I found out that the outcome variable is (Symptoms of ARI) is computed using the following code: ari=1 if h31b==1&( h31c==1 | h31c==3). Nevertheless, the result was 473, which is much less than the reported on the final report. I have recorded 'ari' into missing for b5=0 (not alive), which only affected the denominator. So would anyone tell me which variables and coding should I use and what can I do if the results are still inconsistent with the final report. ]]>

]]>

Dear user

Your numbers are not matching with the report because you are not weighting the cases. After running some frequencies, I got 691 vs 473 (weighted and unweighted).

FYI: to apply the weight factors you should use variable V005 divided by 1,000,000.

Thanks

Ladys Ortiz