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Children who received antibiotics for fever and cough [message #15769] Thu, 13 September 2018 01:59 Go to next message
phyumar is currently offline  phyumar
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Location: Singapore
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Hello Sir,

I am working on Angola (AOKR71FL) to understand reported antibiotic usage among children with fever or cough.
So far, I found that ml13i and ml13j are the variables for antibiotics taken for fever. However, I noticed that there are a few variables (s622,s623i,s623j_antibiotics taken during fever ) and (s646b,s646c,s646d_antibiotics taken during cough).

I want to know what is the difference between ml13i,ml13j and s623i,s623j. Both of them are for fever but the numbers are different. It seems like s623i and s623i figures are subset of ml13i and ml13j. So does s623i or s623j represents antibiotics taken at date of interview? Or ?

But s646c and s646d, it represents taken antibiotics for cough.
In that case, I should write like this to get reported antibiotic usage among children with fever or cough.

gen fevercog = (ml13i == 1 | ml13j == 1 | s646s==1 | s646d == 1)


Could you kindly suggest me?

Thank you in advance!

Phyumar
Re: Children who received antibiotics for fever and cough [message #15798 is a reply to message #15769] Mon, 17 September 2018 11:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User,
In the recode application done with CSPro
 ML13I(i)  = RecodeMedicine( S623I(i) {Xarope}, x {Comprimidos o Xarope}, 10  );  //antibiotic pill/syrup
          ML13J(i)  = RecodeMedicine( S623J(i), auxQ646D(i), 11 ); { injection }

The variables starting with S are all country/survey specific variables and follow what is in the questionnaire.
For example S623i is based on Q623i (xarope)
Hope this helps.
Re: Children who received antibiotics for fever and cough [message #15809 is a reply to message #15769] Tue, 18 September 2018 21:45 Go to previous message
phyumar is currently offline  phyumar
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Registered: February 2018
Location: Singapore
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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your information. Yes, I understand ml13i and ml13j based on s623i(Q623i) and s623j(Q623j). However, I would like to know about s646b,s646c,s646d. Could you kindly enlighten me original questions?
Also, I am wondering where can I get Angola DHS 2015-16 questionnaire or report in English.
I really appreciate your kind support.

Best,
Phyumar
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