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Antenatal care [message #24764] Wed, 06 July 2022 21:42 Go to next message
farjanamisu89@stat.jnu.ac is currently offline  farjanamisu89@stat.jnu.ac
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Hello,

I would like to calculate antenatal care by skilled provider for 3 years preceding the survey for the last birth.
In my dataset b3 = date of birth of child (cmc). Is b3_01 is the date of birth of last child? I am using Stata.

Thank you in advance.

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Farjana
Re: Antenatal care [message #24787 is a reply to message #24764] Mon, 11 July 2022 10:14 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Yes, b3 is the century month code for the month when the child was born, and _01 identifies the most recent birth. Thus b3_01 is the cmc of birth of the most recent birth. I say "most recent birth" rather than "youngest child" because the child may not have survived. For ANC that's not relevant, but for immunization status, say, it would be relevant, because immunization information is only obtained for children who survived.
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