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Sierra Leone 2019 [message #24379] Thu, 05 May 2022 03:30 Go to next message
Mari Alghrairi is currently offline  Mari Alghrairi
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Hello,

I am trying to study early childhood overweight and obesity using DHS Sierra Leone 2019. I have the following questions it would be great if you could help me.

1. Maternal BMI (HC73)
There are several items for HC 73. HC 73_1 up to HC 73_6.
What are the differences?

2. Maternal Education (HA66)
There are several items for maternal education. HA66_1 up to HA66_8.
What are the differences?

3. District in Sierra Leone (not province)
Which variable/s is representing the districts?

4. Access to mass media
Which variable/s is representing the mass media?

Thank you!!

Mari
Re: Sierra Leone 2019 [message #24382 is a reply to message #24379] Thu, 05 May 2022 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Thank you for submitting your question. Could you please provide some more detailed information so we can better advise you.

Which data files you are referring to?

Re: Sierra Leone 2019 [message #24388 is a reply to message #24382] Fri, 06 May 2022 06:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mari Alghrairi is currently offline  Mari Alghrairi
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Thank you for your message.
I am using household recode.
Please let me know if you need more details.

Thank you!
Re: Sierra Leone 2019 [message #24401 is a reply to message #24388] Tue, 10 May 2022 10:14 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Thanks for telling us that you are using the HR file, which has one record per household. The subscripts (_1, _2, etc.) refer to specific children. It will be easier if you use the PR file, which has one record per person (adult or child). It's a "long" version of the HR file. You can also use the KR file, which has one record per child for all the children of the women in the survey. It includes children who have died or live separately from the mother, although (of course) the anthropometry variables are limited to the children who were alive and in the household. The "hc" variables in the PR file are "hw" variables in the KR file.
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