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Values in contraceptive calendar - South Africa [message #25165] Thu, 08 September 2022 11:27 Go to next message
Claudine is currently offline  Claudine
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I'm working on the contraceptive calendar of the data from South Africa and one of the answer from the calendar is "I" and I don't know what it means.
It cannot be a mistake and be a 1 because 1 is sterilization and some women have pregnancies after the 1, it cannot be for implant or injactables because they are numbers 4 and 5. It might be a specific code for the country but the explaination is nowhere to be found.
(I am working on the data with R and Stata)

Re: Values in contraceptive calendar - South Africa [message #25256 is a reply to message #25165] Fri, 23 September 2022 15:50 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, Kerry MacQuarrie:

In the 2016 South Africa DHS, the vcal_1 code "I" = INJECTABLES - 2 MONTH NUR-ISTERATE, which is differentiated from 3 = the usual 3 month Depo.
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