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Child Discipline - Myanmar DHS 2015-2016 Wed, 09 June 2021 14:47
 Nyan Linn Messages: 8Registered: December 2020 Member
Dear Sir, May I ask some questions for my data analysis.

1. Which variable should be used to identify the primary caregiver of the child selected for child discipline module? sh15a or sh149? Are those two variables same or different? Could you please explain me?

2. Using sampling weight

I want to investigate the factors predicting violent disciplinary practices towards the children in Myanmar using multiple logistic regression (binary logistic regression).

Unit of analysis is child selected for child discipline module.

I restrict cases sh148==hvidx .

Directly using sampling weight of PR file is correct or wrong. (For both descriptive statistics and for using in svy commands)

If wrong, how should I modify the weight?

(I found some suggestions to multiply the weight by number of children 2-14 years in the household)

Is it really needed to do?

If I need to do like that, could you please instruct me to get the number of children aged 2 to 14 years in a household.
Re: Child Discipline - Myanmar DHS 2015-2016 [message #22948 is a reply to message #22945] Thu, 10 June 2021 09:00
 Bridgette-DHS Messages: 2307Registered: February 2013 Senior Member
Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

After you have opened the PR file, enter the following lines:

```egen neligible_children=total(sh11a), by(hv001 hv002)
gen child_wt=hv005*neligible_children if sh148==hvidx

keep if sh148==hvidx

tab sh15a sh149 if sh15a~=sh149,m
* sh15a is the correct variable for parent/caretaker
```

The first line will count up the number of eligible children in the household. You do need to weight up the selected child to be representative of all children in the household. The re-weighting is done in the second line. Then reduce the file to the selected children in the third line. The fourth line shows that there are only 43 selected children for whom there is a difference between sh15a and sh149, and it's clear from that table that sh15a is preferable. Let us know if you have other questions.

Re: Child Discipline - Myanmar DHS 2015-2016 [message #22949 is a reply to message #22948] Thu, 10 June 2021 10:11
 Nyan Linn Messages: 8Registered: December 2020 Member
Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for your answer. If I have additional questions, I would like to request here.
With Best Regards
Nyan Linn
Re: Child Discipline - Myanmar DHS 2015-2016 [message #22952 is a reply to message #22948] Thu, 10 June 2021 12:14
 Nyan Linn Messages: 8Registered: December 2020 Member
Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for your instructions.

May I ask some more questions, please? Because I have some unclear parts.

My thesis title is family and household characteristics and violent disciplinary practices towards children in Myanmar.
The unit of analysis will be children aged 2- 14 years selected for the child disciplinary module. Is it correct?
For the descriptive result of my thesis, I will have descriptive tables of individual and sociodemographic characteristics of the children, and the prevalence of different forms of disciplinary practices towards the children.

I want to reproduce Table 17.5 Child discipline and Table 17.6 Child discipline by background characteristics of Myanmar DHS report book (in my thesis).
Could you please guide me to reproduce Table 17.6 Child discipline by background characteristics of Myanmar DHS report book?

I found your instruction in this user forum to reproduce Table 17.5 as follows.

ta sh11a
keep if sh11a==1
keep if hv102==1
keep if sh148==hvidx
gen wt=hv005/1000000

ta sh150 [iw=wt]
ta sh151 [iw=wt]
ta sh152 [iw=wt]
ta sh153 [iw=wt]
ta sh154 [iw=wt]
ta sh155 [iw=wt]
ta sh156 [iw=wt]
ta sh157 [iw=wt]
ta sh158 [iw=wt]
ta sh159 [iw=wt]
ta sh160 [iw=wt]

gen discipline = 0
replace discipline=1 if sh150==1|sh151==1|sh152==1|sh153==1|sh154==1|sh155==1|sh156= =1|sh157==1|sh158==1|sh159==1|sh160==1
ta discipline [iw=wt]

In the above instruction, you used gen wt=hv005/1000000.

But, in your instruction here, you make child weight .
egen neligible_children=total(sh11a), by(hv001 hv002)
gen child_wt=hv005*neligible_children if sh148==hvidx

So, if I use child_wt, the weight will be gen wt=child_wt/1000000. Right? If I use this weight, the weighted sample will be different from table 17.5 and table 17.6, right?

Could you explain to me why there are 2 weights and suggest to me which weight is more appropriate for my thesis?
Which weight should be used for my descriptive statistics?
Which weight should be used for svy command of my inferential statistics in simple logistic regression and binary logistic regression to find the predictors of different disciplinary practices?
Thank you very much, Sir, for explaining to me in detail.
With Deep Respect
Nyan Linn.
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