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Missing values in v527 to v529 in NFHS-4 [message #19320] Fri, 29 May 2020 15:33 Go to next message
dnameispaone is currently offline  dnameispaone
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Hi There,

I observed there are a lot of missing values for variable v527 ( missing= 607,987/699,686) in the NFHS-4 data. Can someone explain why is the data missing at such a large extent?

Further, can someone explain what does the missing value represent (refused to answer???).

Many Thanks
Re: Missing values in v527 to v529 in NFHS-4 [message #19321 is a reply to message #19320] Fri, 29 May 2020 17:39 Go to previous message
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Dear User, an explanation about missing values is in The Standard Recode Manual

This question should have been answered by the respondent, but the questionnaire
contained no information for this variable (missing data). This code is mainly used
in paper based surveys.
V527 Time since the last sexual relations as reported by the respondent. The first digit gives the
units in which the respondent gave her answer: 1 - Days ago, 2 - Weeks ago, 3 - Months
ago, 4 - Years ago, with 9 meaning a special answer was given. The last two digits give the
time in the units given. Any value for time greater than 90 is a special answer.

Are you looking at a specific table in the final report? You need to make sure you are also looking at the right data set.
For India there are:
Births Recode data
Couples'Recode data
Hoursehold Recode data
Individual Recode data
Children's Recode data
Men's Recode data
Household Member Recode data
Geographic data
HIV datasets

[Updated on: Fri, 29 May 2020 17:44]

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