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URGENT QUESTION: Missing child nutrition values in Uganda DHS2016 [message #19429] Tue, 16 June 2020 18:16 Go to next message
smd80 is currently offline  smd80
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Registered: June 2020
Dear DHS Program

I would like to examine the intimate partner violence variables (RECDV WD1) and child height and weight under age 5 (REC44 W44) contained in the Individual Questionnaire (IR File UGIR7BSV). Unfortunately, there seems to be an issue in the dataset: there are no child nutrition values for any of the women who responded to the domestic violence module, even though the dataset indicates that there are 5615 respondents to the domestic violence module with at least one child. Do you know why/how the nutrition-related variables related to all of these children can be blank?

I wondered whether mothers needed to be matched to children via the household number or birth index, but this is not the case in other DHS datasets. Moreover, there are child nutrition values for other respondents, just not the respondents to the domestic violence module.

I would very grateful for a response, as this seems to be a serious issue and may affect other important ongoing Uganda DHS analyses.

Thank you very much in advance and kind regards
Re: URGENT QUESTION: Missing child nutrition values in Uganda DHS2016 [message #19482 is a reply to message #19429] Tue, 30 June 2020 10:19 Go to previous message
jfleuret is currently offline  jfleuret
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Registered: May 2019
Hi, I hope this finds you well. I was the ICF Survey Manager for the 2016 UDHS. In that survey, we did not conduct biomarker collection in the households where we had the domestic violence module for women, so there will not be anthropometry data for the children of those women. There is an explanation of the sample on page 3 of the Final Report (, please don't hesitate to let us know of other questions.

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