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Nigeria Malaria Indicator survey 2015 [message #18283] Mon, 28 October 2019 08:13 Go to next message
Meerah is currently offline  Meerah
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Hello Team,
I am currently working with the women data of Nigeria Malaria Indicator survey, I saw that 861 women confirm their pregnancy, but in other questions like the taking of antimalarial drugs or the use of mosquito nets while pregnant has different response rate. I mean the number of pregnant women is higher in these questions. I thoroughly checked the data, recode book and questionnaire before posting the question. I need your help please. Thank you
Re: Nigeria Malaria Indicator survey 2015 [message #18307 is a reply to message #18283] Mon, 04 November 2019 16:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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A response from Malaria Technical Coordinator, Cameron Taylor:
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Dear user,
Thanks for your question. What you are asking is a result of the structure of our questionnaires and the corresponding datasets.

The 861 you are referring to is the unweighted number of women in the individual recode (IR) dataset (variable v213). These are women with a completed women's questionnaire (age 15-49) who are de facto members of the household. When comparing the currently pregnant women in the person recode dataset (PR file) (variable hml18) you will see a slightly higher number of pregnant women since this file includes women who are de jure or de facto and not necessarily if they had a completed interview. If a woman is de jure non-de facto they would not be included in the IR file. The 2015 Nigeria MIS also has a country specific variable (PR file: sh09 currently pregnant) which was asked in the household roster but this variable was not used in any calculation for malaria indicators on pregnancy.

If you want to replicate "Among pregnant women age 15-49, the percentage who slept the night before the survey under an ITN" you need to use the PR file. You can see examples of the code to replicate the Nigeria MIS report using the following link:
Stata: https://github.com/DHSProgram/DHS-Indicators-Stata/tree/mast er/Chap12_ML
SPSS: https://github.com/DHSProgram/DHS-Indicators-SPSS/tree/maste r/Chap12_ML

Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that all tables in the MIS final report are weighted. That might be another reason why you are seeing discrepant results between what you are tabulating in a statistical software and what you see in the final report

Let us know if you have any additional questions
Cameron

Re: Nigeria Malaria Indicator survey 2015 [message #18316 is a reply to message #18307] Fri, 08 November 2019 02:48 Go to previous message
Meerah is currently offline  Meerah
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Thank you so much for this information, I am very grateful! I have checked the PR file as you mentioned. My objectives are to assess the use of mosquito nets and antimalarial drugs among pregnant women. In the PR file, I didn't see any variable that is linked with the use of antimalarial drugs among pregnant women. Does it mean that I can't use the PR file for the analysis? And does the MIS have a clear manual just like the DHS recode book?. Thank you for the support
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