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Table on Fertility Planning Status from NFHS-4 data [message #14023] Sun, 04 February 2018 01:53 Go to next message
preejayan is currently offline  preejayan
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Dea DHS Team-
I am using NFHS-4 data to recreate Table 4.18 on Fertility Planning Status of India Report (2015-16). I used the following set of variables in different permutation and combination but couldn't create this table exactly what was published.

I used birth history data (IABR71FL.DTA) and variables
v005 (weight), v208, v213, v225, b10, v013 and bord.

I ended up with 275,648 cases however, India (NFHS-4) report states 281,067 cases.

Secondly, I used both types of weights, i.e., "aweight" and "iweight" while generating this table. No of cases in "aweight" is more than the number of cases if we use "iweight". This is opposite when we use previous rounds of NFHS datasets (like NFHS 1, 2, & 3) where number of cases are more when use "iweight".

Please help me - i) in providing the stata code for Table 4.18 and ii) explain why number of cases are more while using "aweight" in NFHS-4 compared to number of cases in "iweight" calculations, which is exactly opposite with other NFHS previous rounds.

Thanks for your help!
- Jayachandran
Re: Table on Fertility Planning Status from NFHS-4 data [message #14065 is a reply to message #14023] Fri, 09 February 2018 06:52 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Data Processing Specialist, Mianmian Yu:

Tables in the NFHS-4 Final Report, like most of other final report tables under The DHS Program, are produced using CSPro. If you would like to know our tabulation codes in CSPro for Table 4.18, we will be happy to share them with you. Alternatively, if you can post your Stata codes here and in particular, if you can elaborate the confusion of "aweight" and "iweight", we may be able to make more comments.
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