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Sickle cell anemia [message #19607] Mon, 20 July 2020 07:53 Go to next message
Franstel is currently offline  Franstel
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I am assessing whether I can use the Nigeria DHS 2018 data on Sickle cell anaemia trait (Carriers).

I know the survey tests for haemoglobin levels to identify anaemia, but I can not identify the children sickle cell anaemia status in the data. It was presented in the NDHS2018 full report.

hw56 captured the adjusted haemoglobin levels, while hw57 captured the anaemia level but I can't find any variable on sickle cell disease or sickle cell traits.

Can anyone kindly help out

Thank you
Re: Sickle cell anemia [message #19608 is a reply to message #19607] Mon, 20 July 2020 09:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Look at sb113b and similar variables.
Re: Sickle cell anemia [message #19618 is a reply to message #19608] Wed, 22 July 2020 06:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Franstel is currently offline  Franstel
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Dear Tom, thank you for your response.

Unfortunately, the variable SB113B or even sb113b does not exist in either NGIR7AFL or the NGKR7AFL.

In case I miss the exact file, please provide me with the file name.

Your further help will be appreciated
Re: Sickle cell anemia [message #19632 is a reply to message #19618] Thu, 23 July 2020 09:22 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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The variable sb113b can be found in the Household (HR) and the Household Members (PR) data files.
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