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Children from same household [message #14225] Tue, 06 March 2018 22:46
phyumar is currently offline  phyumar
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Hello Sir,

I am looking at Bangladesh DHS data (BDKR72FL) file for estimating factors influencing common childhood illnesses.
It would be great that if you could enlighten me the following questions:

- When I tried to compare my weighted results with Bangladesh DHS report page 142, Table 10.4 Diarrhoea and background characteristics particularly by sex.
I got the same estimated proportion and absolute number of children who got diahorea in last 2 weeks. However, I got different results in total number of children with or without diarhoea dis-aggregated by sex.
The different is 2 absolute number for male and 4 for female. These are all weighted. Could you kindly let me know why I don't get the same number of children?
Here is my result table,
svy: tab b4 h11,count
(running tabulate on estimation sample)

Number of strata = 21 Number of obs = 7560
Number of PSUs = 600 Population size = 7754.4242
Design df = 579

sex of | had diarrhea recently
child | no yes, las don't kn Total
male | 3803 232.2 13.37 4049
female | 3490 208.2 7.439 3706
Total | 7293 440.4 20.81 7754
Key: weighted counts

The report described 4051 male and 3710 female.

- I also want to know the children from the same household. Which variable represent this information? I see that the variable "caseid" has the same numbers and hidx has different numbers then can we assume that these children are from same household!

- If I want to know birth order of the child, can I use the variable "bord"?

Thanks you so much in advance for clarifying all those queries.

Best regards,
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