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Anemia variable in MR [message #18916] Tue, 17 March 2020 17:50 Go to next message
nagar002 is currently offline  nagar002
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Hi All,

I am working with men's Anemia variable for many DHS (across countries and time) pooled together. I have the following questions. Any help is much appreciated.

1. There are many men in the men's recode file who have missing haemoglobin information. As I understand from the description in the country report, the selection of men for interview and for anemia testing was random and the low response rate for men's anemia is not the result of some sample selection criterion. Is that correct?

2. If regression analysis (with anemia as dependent variable) is being done separately for men and women in a couple {i.e., subsample of men (from MR file) and women (from IR file) who can be matched to form a couple}, what sample weights should be used?

Thank you!
Re: Anemia variable in MR [message #18925 is a reply to message #18916] Fri, 20 March 2020 11:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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A response from data processing specialist, Bert Themme:
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The selection criteria for men's anemia testing in surveys is often a subset for all households. Thus for example every second or third household is selected for men's anemia testing. In this case, the selection is a random sample of every second or third household in the cluster (randomly selected before fieldwork in the cluster starts), which causes the low overall response.

When we produce couple tables, we always use the man's weight.
Re: Anemia variable in MR [message #18984 is a reply to message #18925] Mon, 30 March 2020 18:51 Go to previous message
nagar002 is currently offline  nagar002
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Many thanks you for your help.
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