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Sample inclusion criteria [message #23214] Sun, 01 August 2021 08:03 Go to next message
thiri is currently offline  thiri
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In Myanmar Demographic Health Survey,
1. for reproductive health care, the women aged between 15-49 years who delivered their children 5 years before the survey were selected and Why?
2. For Rakhine State, v045b and v45c mentioned that they used other languages. Is there any weakness or difficulty due to language or ethnicity for the survey?
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Re: Sample inclusion criteria [message #23427 is a reply to message #23214] Tue, 14 September 2021 08:26 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Director, Anjushree Pradhan:

1. For reproductive health care, the women aged between 15-49 years who delivered their children 5 years before the survey were selected and Why?

The DHS surveys interview women of reproductive age (age 15-49) to derive the key demographic and health indicators. The reference period for the assessment of the indicators varies. In the 2015 MDHS, information on maternal health care was collected for women who had a live birth in the 5 years preceding the survey, which was the standard. However, the in DHS-8 the reference period has been reduced to 3 years preceding the survey that mitigates any recall bias.


2. For Rakhine State, v045b and v45c mentioned that they used other languages. Is there any weakness or difficulty due to language or ethnicity for the survey?

As the interviewers were selected from the specific regions there were no challenges faced during the survey due to language barriers.
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