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sabuj46 is currently offline  sabuj46
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How can I calculate Family size/ total number of family members from BDHS 2014?
Re: Family Size [message #16404 is a reply to message #16359] Tue, 08 January 2019 09:06 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

The number of household members is given in the PR file as hv009. You can match hv009 in Stata with the following two lines, for example:

gen n_hh=1
collapse (sum) n_hh, by(hv001 hv002)
If you are making a distinction between a household and a family, then you have to have a definition of a family, perhaps based on the relation to head code, hv101. To include the head, spouse of head, and children, for example, you could use

gen n_fam=1 if hv101==1 | hv101==2 | hv101==3
collapse (sum) n_fam, by(hv001 hv002)
I am not advocating this definition, but it illustrates how you could proceed.

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