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A woman's health decisions [message #16743] Tue, 26 February 2019 14:21 Go to next message
leyfh1 is currently offline  leyfh1
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I'm interested in the variable stating whether a woman can make the final decisions on her own health or not.
In the IR dataset from 2007 for Bangladesh there are 4 options: the respondent herself, her husband, her & her husband jointly or someone else.
I was just wondering if you could tell me who the "someone else" option means?

Re: A woman's health decisions [message #16836 is a reply to message #16743] Thu, 07 March 2019 12:52 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response by Senor DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

"Someone else" is simply someone other than the respondent or her husband. Possibilities could include the woman's mother, mother-in-law, an older sibling. Anyone at all.
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