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Birth certificate/registered [message #19706] Tue, 04 August 2020 17:17 Go to next message
sarahvw is currently offline  sarahvw
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I would like to examine whether birth certificate/registered of children influences the equity impact of vaccination in children aged 12-23 months in Nigeria. I am using the 2018 dataset.

A birth certificate code is in the DHS7 recode manual as HV140 (QH20). When I have examined the dataset in stata, HV140 is not there. However, the final report for Nigeria 2018 includes birth certificate data for children aged 0-4 years.

Am I misunderstanding the meaning of HV140 as relating to birth certificate for children aged 0-4 years? Is the birth certificate data under a different code?

Many thanks

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Re: Birth certificate/registered [message #19784 is a reply to message #19706] Fri, 14 August 2020 09:21 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Please see the following response by Data Processing Specialist, Hanna Useem:

The birth registration are country specific variables, SH20A (birth registered), SH20B (authority with which birth is registered), and SH20C (birth certificate seen).
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