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Emergency Contraception [message #15329] Fri, 29 June 2018 07:24 Go to next message
seluma is currently offline  seluma
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For my analysis I need data about the use and knowledge of Emergency Contraception (EC). In the women's questionaire Section 3. Contraception there is the question number 301 and 315 about contraception methods knowledge and use. Among others Emergency Contraception is one answer to it. Regardign the Recode6 Map there is no code for the answer "Emergency Contraception". How is it possible?

Thanks you for answering!
Re: Emergency Contraception [message #15337 is a reply to message #15329] Sat, 30 June 2018 15:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User, Please provide details regarding the data set are you analyzing? Thank you!
Re: Emergency Contraception [message #15340 is a reply to message #15337] Mon, 02 July 2018 10:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm using IR datasets from 47 different countries. I know that the question on ever use of each method was dropped between DHS-5 and DHS-6 and asking women whether they have ever used emergency contraception was asked in the context of asking women whether they had ever used a method for each and every method they have heard of in the contraceptive knowledge and ever use table (for example: Have you ever used the pill?, Have you ever used an IUD?, Have you ever used emergency contraception?, and so on for each of about 13 methods in WQ301). Due to that I'm only using datasets from questionnaires 2009 or before.

But still I can't find the variable for "ever used emergency contraception or ever heard about emergency contraception".
Re: Emergency Contraception [message #15462 is a reply to message #15340] Tue, 24 July 2018 23:50 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
the answer is in the v304_01 through v304_20 variables. Take a look at the recode manual definition under v312 to see which method matches with which number. Try checking V304_16 for emergency contraception. The recode manual https:// dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSG4-DHS-Questionna ires-and-Manuals.cfm
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