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2014-15 TSPA Facilities offering Respiratory Services [message #19653] Sun, 26 July 2020 17:14 Go to next message
AAM219 is currently offline  AAM219
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From the 2014-15 TSPA Final Report, it is mentioned that 723 out of 1200 health facilities offer CRD services. After looking through the Facility Recode file titled TZFC71DTSR.ZIP on STATA, I have been unable to find any variables listing 723 facilties.

For example, when exploring variable V1605a, labelled 'diagnose and/or manage chronic respiratory diseases', only 611 facilities can diagnose and treat, and 247 facilities are missing.

Is there a variable that lists all 723 facilities offering CRD services? I would greatly appreciate any help on this matter.

Many thanks
Re: 2014-15 TSPA Facilities offering Respiratory Services [message #19708 is a reply to message #19653] Tue, 04 August 2020 18:01 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior Data Processing Specialist, Claudia Marchena:

723 is the correct number when the data is weighted using facility weight variable V005. Please note that all figures in our tables' reports are presented with weighted data, except for few tables. Those tables that present data unweighted will explicitly mention that figures are "unweighted" in the title of the table. In order to weight the data you will need to divide V005 by one million. You can find more information on weights on the documentation TZSR71.doc included in the same zip file you have obtained (please search for the word "weight").

You could use variable V1605 = 1 for CRD or V1605a = 1, 2, and 3, then you will get the weighted number 723. Please also note that in our report, the CRD services indicator includes the three: dx and tx, dx only, and tx only, thus seems easier to just use V1605 = 1.

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