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DHS of India 2015/16 and 2005/06 [message #18079] Mon, 09 September 2019 07:48 Go to next message
StatMo is currently offline  StatMo
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Dear all,

I have a problem while calculating the above-mentioned prevalences in R-studio.
For instance, I use data from DHS India 2006, R gives me a value of 37.5% for stunting prevalence (weighted) and 43.5% stunting prevalence (unweighted).
The official value by stat compiler is 48%. But somehow if I calculate stunting prevalence with stata it gives me 42% stunting prevalence (weighted) and
38% unweighted. Why are the R values so different from the Stata values?

I hope someone can help me.

Best regards,
StatMo
Re: DHS of India 2015/16 and 2005/06 [message #18080 is a reply to message #18079] Mon, 09 September 2019 12:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mlue
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Hello StatMo,

Please try the following do file for 2015-16. It may point you in the right direction.

All the best
Re: DHS of India 2015/16 and 2005/06 [message #18083 is a reply to message #18080] Tue, 10 September 2019 04:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Dr. Tsawe,

Many thanks for your quick reply!
However, I don't get how this should get me in the right direction.
I think my problem lies within R as stata gives values that are close to the values of the statcompiler ones.
For the other countries, the R values are fine.

Best regards,
StatMo
Re: DHS of India 2015/16 and 2005/06 [message #18087 is a reply to message #18083] Wed, 11 September 2019 04:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mlue
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Hi.

I can't help you there. I do not use R.
Re: DHS of India 2015/16 and 2005/06 [message #18250 is a reply to message #18080] Mon, 21 October 2019 01:34 Go to previous message
Anonymous
thanks for sharing it
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