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About one SPA variable [message #23454] Sat, 18 September 2021 09:37 Go to next message
shakim is currently offline  shakim
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Registered: January 2021
Dear Sara,

Hope you are well. I am working with Bangladesh 2017 SPA.
I would personally be inclined to focus on insulin (final report table 8.2), as this is a truly life-saving medicine for which 80% availability is essential. I would also like to know which types of insulin were measured (specific long/short acting, mixed, human/analogues, etc.).

I would be very grateful for your help with this matter.

Re: About one SPA variable [message #23458 is a reply to message #23454] Mon, 20 September 2021 13:24 Go to previous message
SaraDHS is currently offline  SaraDHS
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Registered: December 2020
Hi Shakim,
The best way to know exactly was measured for each variable is to look at the questionnaires located in the appendix of each final report. For Bangladesh 2017 SPA ( on page 213 you can see the section of the questionnaire which includes insulin. The question asks about INSULIN INJECTIONS [ANTI DIABETIC], so we can conclude that any injectable insulin was included in the variable.


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