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Population total [message #15591] Fri, 17 August 2018 13:18 Go to next message
df1900 is currently offline  df1900
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Hi,

I'm using the Chad 2014-2015 women data to calculate frequencies of some contraceptive care measures. I was wondering if DHS provides population totals for users to apply a finite population correction?

Thanks!
Re: Population total [message #15779 is a reply to message #15591] Fri, 14 September 2018 16:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Specialist, Tom Pullum:

The finite population correction is not necessary for DHS surveys. For example, if the population of Chad at the time of the survey was 14 million and the sample size was 100,000 (approximately the number of cases in the PR file), the overall sampling fraction was about 1 in 140 or 0.007. The effect of the adjustment would be negligible.

Re: Population total [message #15781 is a reply to message #15779] Fri, 14 September 2018 16:54 Go to previous message
df1900 is currently offline  df1900
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Thank you so much for your response! This is very helpful.
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