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Under five mortality [message #23453] Sat, 18 September 2021 06:19 Go to next message is currently offline
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Dear DHS experts,
I am trying to estimate the trend and factors associated with U5M on three surveys appended data sets from Zambia (2007-2018). I want to cread a binary category for U5M to see the relations on separate subcategories , but I could not generate the binary outcome variable to incorporate tabulating by background characteristics in STATA. I have read several posts here and I came to understand the complex comand for assessing the overall 5 time period probability of U5M.

This has really took my time and your help is highly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Re: Under five mortality [message #23460 is a reply to message #23453] Mon, 20 September 2021 14:13 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

The under-five mortality rates are compound rates that can only be calculated for aggregates. To proceed with individual-level date, you might try pooling the BR files from successive rounds and working with the child's date of birth (b3), survived / died (b5), age at death (b7) and covariates. You could try a survival / hazard model.
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