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Total Number of sample for Unmet need among married or in-union women as per definition 3 [message #18115] Sun, 22 September 2019 08:55 Go to next message
drseinhlaing is currently offline  drseinhlaing
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Dear DHS specialists

May I request one question.

I am analyzing MDHS 2015-16 data for influencing factors on FP unmet needs among married / in-union women by referencing definition of Bradley, Croft, Fishel, and Westoff, 2012.
I used the following STATA commands to trim down the sample from MMIR71FL dataset.

tab v502
keep if v502==1
tab v502
codebook v626a
tab v626a
drop if v626a ==9
tab v626a

The final total woman sample become 6,589, and the following tables. However, in MDHS 2016-16 report , the total unmarried women sample is 7,759 for unmet need tabulation ( page 105, Table 7.12.1 : Need and demand for Family planning among currently married women) Attached extracted page of table for reference.
Pls let me have guidance why my sample size is different from DHS report ?

tab v626a v213
Table 1: unmet need for contraception (definition 3)
currently pregnant
no or uns yes Total
unmet need for spacin 411 23 434
unmet need for limiti 904 24 928
using for spacing 1,309 0 1,309
using for limiting 2,542 0 2,542
no unmet need 919 457 1,376
Total 6,085 504 6,589


tab v626a v225
TABLE 2: unmet need for contraception (definition 3)
current pregnancy wanted
then later not at all Total
unmet need for spacin 0 23 0 23
unmet need for limiti 0 0 24 24
no unmet need 457 0 0 457
Total 457 23 24 504


tab v626a v502

Table 3: unmet need for contraception (definition 3)
currently/formerly/ever in union currently Total
unmet need for spacing 434 434
unmet need for limiting 928 928
using for spacing 1,309 1,309
using for limiting 2,542 2,542
no unmet need 1,376 1,376
Total 6,589 6,589


With Regards
Sein Hlaing

Re: Total Number of sample for Unmet need among married or in-union women as per definition 3 [message #18116 is a reply to message #18115] Sun, 22 September 2019 10:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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You don't want to drop if v626a==9 - the table is based on all currently married women.
You also need to tabulate using weights:
use MMIR71FL.DTA, clear
tab v626a if v502==1 [iw=v005/1000000]
Re: Total Number of sample for Unmet need among married or in-union women as per definition 3 [message #18117 is a reply to message #18116] Sun, 22 September 2019 10:45 Go to previous message
drseinhlaing is currently offline  drseinhlaing
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Dear Trevor
Thanks so much , exactly now it is ok.

With regards
Sein Hlaing
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