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Blood Pressure and Diabetes Bangladesh 2017-18 [message #21794] Tue, 22 December 2020 02:08 Go to next message
bakerchowdhury
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Hello,
I am using the Bangladesh DHS 2017-18 to look at hypertension and diabetes. I am trying to match the tables in Stata by using Household Member Recode (BDPR7RFL) file.

First I am selecting the participants who answered yes to "sh18/sh19/sh20" variables which generate 6691 men and 8015 women; who were eligible for bp and glucose measurements.

However, I am unable to match the numbers in table 13.3.1 second column "Prevalence of raised blood pressure (hypertension)^1" by residence or division. I am using the "sb333aa" and "sb333ab" for systolic and diastolic pressure, respectively. However, I do not find any variable to consider hypertension medication.

For diabetes, I am using "sb335b" and "sb327a" to create the diabetes variable in table 13.5.51 second column "Prevalence of diabetes^1".

I created weight [wgt=hv005/1000000] and then used svyset[pw=wgt],psu(hv021) strata(hv022). To tabulate the frequencies I used svy:tab hv025 diab and svy:tab hv025 hp. Here diab, and hp are for diabetes and hypertension respectively.

I wondered if anyone would be able to advise me if I am using the right dataset/sample weights/ most importantly right variables to determine diabetes or hypertension.

Any suggestions for the variable that would be used would be much appreciated, thank you :)
Re: Blood Pressure and Diabetes Bangladesh 2017-18 [message #21813 is a reply to message #21794] Wed, 23 December 2020 06:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
SaraDHS is currently offline  SaraDHS
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You are using the correct datafile and weighting variables. The BP medication variable is sb318a. The attached do file shows how to recreate the values for the variables in tables 13.3.1, 13.3.4, 13.5.1, and 13.5.4. The classifications can be tricky.

Sara Riese, PhD Senior Demographic and Health Researcher, DHS Program
Re: Blood Pressure and Diabetes Bangladesh 2017-18 [message #21835 is a reply to message #21813] Mon, 28 December 2020 18:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bakerchowdhury
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Thank you so much for your detailed response. Could you please help in replicating the percentages of Figure 13.6 and 13.10 on the report page and 2019 and 221, respectively. I am unable to match them.

Thank you again.
Re: Blood Pressure and Diabetes Bangladesh 2017-18 [message #21871 is a reply to message #21835] Mon, 04 January 2021 06:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
SaraDHS is currently offline  SaraDHS
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The "awareness" variable is sb317b for blood pressure and sb326b for diabetes. If you use that variable, along with the classification (bpclass_m/bpclass_w/diabclass_m/diabclass_w), medication (bpmed/diabmed), and hypertension/diabetes (hypert_m/hypert_w/diab_m/diab_w) variables created in the do file, you should be able to recreate those figures. "Controlled" is anything not Hyperglycemia for diabetes classification, and the "optimal" and "normal/high normal" classifications for blood pressure.

Best,
Sara


Sara Riese, PhD Senior Demographic and Health Researcher, DHS Program
Re: Blood Pressure and Diabetes Bangladesh 2017-18 [message #22918 is a reply to message #21871] Thu, 03 June 2021 05:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gueter89@yahoo.fr is currently offline  gueter89@yahoo.fr
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I had a major problem with the documents related to DHS because they do not mention information about the variables of hypertension and diabetes. Neither the Guide nor the Recoding Manual provides information on these two variables. For several weeks, I have been using the Haiti database (PR file) and I still cannot identify the variables related to diabetes. Moreover, the sample for which we surveyed blood pressure, diabetes, nutritional status.
Re: Blood Pressure and Diabetes Bangladesh 2017-18 [message #23175 is a reply to message #22918] Tue, 27 July 2021 05:49 Go to previous message
SaraDHS is currently offline  SaraDHS
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Dear Gueter,

Thank you for your message. Yes, the blood pressure and diabetes questions, as well as the larger module they are included in, the non-communicable disease module, are optional and have not been included as of yet in Github code or the guide to statistics. We hope to include them in the future.

I have been looking into the specific issue with the Haiti data, and unfortunately it appears that an error was made during file construction, and many of the diabetes and hypertension variables were not included in the Individual Men's and Women's file. By time this was recognized, the original data file had been erased. sbh263c and shb381a (glucose measurement for men and women is still available in the PR file.

Thank you for the question and apologies that we don't have a better answer.

Sara



Sara Riese, PhD Senior Demographic and Health Researcher, DHS Program
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