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Diastolic measure for India DHS 2019-21 [message #24894] Sat, 30 July 2022 18:30 Go to next message
rburga is currently offline  rburga
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Hello,

I just wanted to report an error in the variable sb18d (first diastolic reading). It has a unique value (108) for all individuals. The tabulation looks like this:

first diastolic |
reading | Freq. Percent Cum.
------------------+-----------------------------------
108 | 724,115 100.00 100.00
------------------+-----------------------------------
Total | 724,115 100.00

Best

Re: Diastolic measure for India DHS 2019-21 [message #24904 is a reply to message #24894] Mon, 01 August 2022 12:06 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:

The variable you are referring to is shb18d (you left out the "h"). It is not quite true that ALL the values are 108, but about 55% are. There are also some implausibly small and large values.

Thanks for noting this. We will look into it.
Re: Diastolic measure for India DHS 2019-21 [message #24919 is a reply to message #24904] Tue, 02 August 2022 16:02 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is an update from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

We have confirmed that the concentration on 108 is due to an error in the construction of the recode file. The values in the raw data file (to which there is not general access), and the analysis in the final report are ok. The error will be corrected in the next version of the recode file.

Thanks again for reporting this.

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