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Calculating Under 5 Mortality Rate by Region Mon, 09 July 2018 13:18
 mesaunders@email.wm.edu Messages: 1Registered: July 2018 Member
I'm trying to calculate the U5 Mortality rates for Nigeria (2003, 2008, 2013) using the 1990 DHS regional boundaries (Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast).

I've gone through the process of using GIS to get the 1990 boundaries merged based on the DHS cluster data and then merging it to the birth recodes for each year, but I'm unsure
if using "by(sreg90)" was the proper way to calculate the rates by region.

How can I check the rates to make sure they are representative and correct?
Do I need to use population weighting since I'm completing calculations by region and not by country?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Stata code:

gen hypage=(v008-b3)
gen survivelength=.
replace survivelength=hypage
replace survivelength=b7 if b5==0

gen n_region=sreg90

/*
tab n_region

n_region | Freq. Percent Cum.
------------+-----------------------------------
1 | 2,378 39.44 39.44
2 | 1,665 27.62 67.06
3 | 1,173 19.46 86.52
4 | 813 13.48 100.00
------------+-----------------------------------
Total | 6,029 100.00

tab sreg90

regions as |
used in |
1990 dhs |
survey | Freq. Percent Cum.
------------+-----------------------------------
north east | 2,378 39.44 39.44
north west | 1,665 27.62 67.06
south east | 1,173 19.46 86.52
south west | 813 13.48 100.00
------------+-----------------------------------
Total | 6,029 100.00

*/

table survivelength dead if hypage <60, int(0,1,3,6,12,24,36,48,60)failure by(sreg90)

/*
Beg. Cum. Std.
Interval Total Deaths Lost Failure Error [95% Conf. Int.]
------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------
sreg90 1
0 1 2378 128 25 0.0541 0.0047 0.0457 0.0640
1 3 2225 29 76 0.0667 0.0051 0.0573 0.0775
3 6 2120 33 123 0.0816 0.0057 0.0712 0.0935
6 12 1964 59 253 0.1111 0.0067 0.0987 0.1249
12 24 1652 95 395 0.1692 0.0085 0.1532 0.1865
24 36 1162 26 369 0.1913 0.0093 0.1738 0.2103
36 48 767 19 404 0.2185 0.0109 0.1980 0.2407
48 60 344 4 340 0.2364 0.0139 0.2106 0.2649
sreg90 2
0 1 1665 75 17 0.0453 0.0051 0.0363 0.0564
1 3 1573 12 67 0.0527 0.0055 0.0429 0.0646
3 6 1494 18 98 0.0645 0.0061 0.0536 0.0776
6 12 1378 36 164 0.0905 0.0073 0.0772 0.1059
12 24 1178 45 286 0.1300 0.0091 0.1134 0.1490
24 36 847 31 265 0.1678 0.0109 0.1476 0.1904
36 48 551 9 284 0.1861 0.0123 0.1634 0.2115
48 60 258 3 255 0.2048 0.0160 0.1754 0.2384
sreg90 3
0 1 1173 63 11 0.0540 0.0066 0.0424 0.0685
1 3 1099 9 35 0.0618 0.0071 0.0494 0.0773
3 6 1055 16 66 0.0765 0.0078 0.0625 0.0935
6 12 973 25 127 0.1019 0.0091 0.0854 0.1213
12 24 821 25 193 0.1329 0.0107 0.1134 0.1555
24 36 603 7 219 0.1452 0.0115 0.1242 0.1694
36 48 377 2 207 0.1514 0.0123 0.1291 0.1773
48 60 168 1 167 0.1615 0.0157 0.1333 0.1950
sreg90 4
0 1 813 30 4 0.0370 0.0066 0.0260 0.0525
1 3 779 3 42 0.0408 0.0070 0.0292 0.0569
3 6 734 9 52 0.0530 0.0080 0.0394 0.0711
6 12 673 14 91 0.0741 0.0096 0.0575 0.0954
12 24 568 10 141 0.0927 0.0111 0.0733 0.1170
24 36 417 5 127 0.1056 0.0123 0.0839 0.1324
36 48 285 1 149 0.1098 0.0130 0.0870 0.1381
48 60 135 1 134 0.1229 0.0182 0.0917 0.1638
------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------

*/
Re: Calculating Under 5 Mortality Rate by Region [message #15451 is a reply to message #15383] Mon, 23 July 2018 14:09
 Liz-DHS Messages: 1390Registered: February 2013 Senior Member
Dear User, Please follow this message and thread posted by one of our experts, Mr. Trevor Croft.
https:// userforum.dhsprogram.com/index.php?t=msg&th=6853&got o=15068&#msg_15068
After reviewing, if you still have questions, please feel free to post again.
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