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Calculated rates of exclusive breastfeeding not matching rates in reports [message #15712] Tue, 04 September 2018 18:54 Go to next message
IHME is currently offline  IHME
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We are attempting to calculate rates of exclusive breastfeeding among children 0-5 months for three surveys and are getting values near 0 after running code and tabulating, when DHS reports much higher values (which is what we expect to see in our calculations too).

We haven't been able to figure out where the issue is. It does seem like there is a lot of missingness on the food questions, which ultimately makes our sample size quite a bit smaller than that listed in the reports. The missing variables due to questions that weren't asked doesn't appear to be causing the issues we're having either.

The three surveys are Democratic Republic of Congo 2007, Mozambique 2003, and Rwanda 2005.

We are using the food diary questions from these child recode files: CDKR50DT, MZKR41DT, RWKR53DT

Any insight you can provide about what might be happening is very much appreciated.

Regards

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Re: Calculated rates of exclusive breastfeeding not matching rates in reports [message #15748 is a reply to message #15712] Mon, 10 September 2018 12:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
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The exclusive breastfeeding estimates are based on current status data, and the types of food given in the previous 24 hours. To be included, the respondent must be currently breastfeeding and not receiving any of the listed foods in the prior 24 hours.
You can search the forum for "exclusive breastfeeding". There are several posts on this topic. Thank you!
Re: Calculated rates of exclusive breastfeeding not matching rates in reports [message #15757 is a reply to message #15748] Mon, 10 September 2018 21:06 Go to previous message
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Hello Liz,

Thank you for your response. This is something that we have taken into account in our methodology and code already. Unfortunately, I am not able to find the answer to the issue we are seeing in other forum posts. Is it possible to follow up with you via email so that I can send you our methodology and code?

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