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Female circumcision - Nigeria DHS 2018 report [message #19983] Wed, 09 September 2020 22:05 Go to next message
Glory is currently offline  Glory
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I am having a little problem obtaining the estimated total population and prevalence of female circumcision in women and girls for the Nigeria DHS 2018 report -Tables 18.2 & 18.6.

Re: Female circumcision - Nigeria DHS 2018 report [message #20002 is a reply to message #19983] Mon, 14 September 2020 09:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shireen-DHS is currently offline  Shireen-DHS
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Hello Glory,

To estimate female circumcision for women age 15-49 you can use the following code

*Table 18.2
use NGIR7AFL.DTA, clear
gen fcircum = g102==1 if g100!=.
gen wt=v005/1000000
*this matches Table 18.2
tab fcircum [iw=wt]

However, estimating female circumcision in girls 0-14 can be a little more complicated. For this you would need to identify the daughters of the women in the IR file and merge this with the girls in the BR file. The attached program prepared by Thomas Pullum provides the steps to do this. Please refer to the Guide to DHS Statistics for more explanation ( x.htm#t=Prevalence_of_Circumcision_Girls_0-14.htm).

Thank you.

Shireen Assaf
The DHS Program

Re: Female circumcision - Nigeria DHS 2018 report [message #20270 is a reply to message #20002] Sat, 17 October 2020 20:33 Go to previous message
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This is very helpful!

Hassen Ali(Chief Public Health Professional Specialist)
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