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High risk fertility behavior (IR file) [message #23532] Fri, 01 October 2021 19:25 Go to next message
id709nvz is currently offline  id709nvz
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Dear all,
I am interested in constructing high fertility behavior in terms of Birth order above 4 and birth interval of below 24 months. I am using Ethiopian Individual record (IR) DHS. Could you please provide me with the codes to create a birth order above 4 and a birth interval below 24 months?


I really appreciate any tips.

Best regards
Re: High risk fertility behavior (IR file) [message #23541 is a reply to message #23532] Mon, 04 October 2021 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Are you using children, or women, as the units of analysis? If you are using children, birth order (bord) and length of the preceding birth interval (b11) are already coded in the KR and BR files. If you are using women, v201 is the number of children ever born, and b11_01 is the length of the most recent (closed) birth interval.

Re: High risk fertility behavior (IR file) [message #23546 is a reply to message #23541] Mon, 04 October 2021 20:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
id709nvz is currently offline  id709nvz
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Dear, thank you so much.
I am using the women file as a unit of analysis: I don't understand the long list of variables (b11_01, b11_02, b11_03...). Can you say few words about what are the second and the third term mean? In the women file, I see such types of variables when the question involves children for example bord_01, bord_02...tabulating each file shows a decline in the sample size. In that situation should I always use the first one e.g. b11_01 or bord_01 etc?

Many thanks in anticpation!

Re: High risk fertility behavior (IR file) [message #23550 is a reply to message #23546] Tue, 05 October 2021 09:39 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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B11 is a multiple occurring variable, and each occurrence of every multiple variable must have its own name because statistical packages do not generally support the use of arrays or subscripts. So for example, the third occurrence of the variable b11 is named B11$03 in SPSS, or B11_03 in SAS and STATA.

You might want to use the Child file (KR) or the Births file (BR), because in these files, you will have just "b11" for each observation.
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