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age specific fertility rate using spss [message #13230] Sat, 07 October 2017 04:24 Go to next message
Michaelo is currently offline  Michaelo
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Please kindly help me with calculating ASFR using Ghana dhs.
I used the syntax below to tabulate v238 with v013 to obtain number of births in the last three years to women in each age group

DATASET ACTIVATE DataSet1.
MEANS TABLES=V238 BY V013
/CELLS=MEAN COUNT SUM

However, when I divide birth by the population of women in the age group, the outcome does not match with that of the GDHS report.


MO
Re: age specific fertility rate using spss [message #13254 is a reply to message #13230] Mon, 09 October 2017 10:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User, Please refer to The Guide to DHS Statistics: https:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg1-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm Beginning on page 26, the calculations are explained along with some examples. If you still have questions after reviewing this section, please feel free to post again. In your analysis you should always make use of The Guide to DHS Statistics https:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg1-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm, The Standard Recode Manual https:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSG4-DHS-Questi onnaires-and-Manuals.cfm, and the questionnaires for the survey(s) you are working with. The questionnaires can be found in one of the appendices in the final report. If you are working with the latest Ghana DHS 2014 survey, the final report can be found on our website: https:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-FR307-DHS-Final- Reports.cfm
Re: age specific fertility rate using spss [message #13266 is a reply to message #13254] Wed, 11 October 2017 04:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
schoumaker is currently offline  schoumaker
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Hello,

You can download the SPSS program for fertility rates from http://legacy.dhsprogram.com/zip/frspss.zip

Best regards,

Bruno


Bruno Schoumaker
Centre for Demographic Research
Université catholique de Louvain

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Re: age specific fertility rate using spss [message #13267 is a reply to message #13266] Wed, 11 October 2017 04:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://legacy.dhsprogram.com/zip/frspss.zip


Bruno Schoumaker
Centre for Demographic Research
Université catholique de Louvain
Re: age specific fertility rate using spss [message #13270 is a reply to message #13254] Wed, 11 October 2017 14:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michaelo is currently offline  Michaelo
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Thanks Liz for the reply. I have gone over the guide to the dhs statistics specifically to the fertility section, I am still having some difficulties with the variables to use. more help needed.
Thanks so much


MO
Re: age specific fertility rate using spss [message #13271 is a reply to message #13266] Wed, 11 October 2017 14:32 Go to previous message
Michaelo is currently offline  Michaelo
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Many Thanks, Bruno for the link, Its been more helpful, However, I tried running the program with the GDHS 2008, the output showed some error messages. I tried with the children file(Kr) and also the IR women file. I tried locating the section of the legacy file from the dhs file but was unable. I will be most grateful if I could some directions as how to run these programs.
Thanks so much
Michael


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