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Want to count neonatal mortality individuals [message #24310] Sat, 16 April 2022 07:54 Go to next message
soyebur is currently offline  soyebur
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I want to know the number of neonatal mortality in BDHS 2007 should i use KR file keep in mind that I want to know the number not rate
Re: Want to count neonatal mortality individuals [message #24320 is a reply to message #24310] Thu, 21 April 2022 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Neonatal deaths are deaths on completed days of age 0-27 (the first 28 days). You can identify them as children in the KR or BR files with b6<=127. Alternatively, people sometimes use b7=0, where b7 is a recode constructed from b6 as "0 completed months".

b7=0 includes days 28, 29, and 30, which should technically not be counted as neonatal. Even though much of the earlier analysis of neonatal mortality was based on b7=0 rather than b6<=127, I recommend that you use b6.
Re: Want to count neonatal mortality individuals [message #24321 is a reply to message #24320] Fri, 22 April 2022 07:27 Go to previous message
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Thanks a lot it is very very useful for me.
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