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Mauritania Standard DHS 2019-21 [message #26065] Fri, 03 February 2023 08:50 Go to next message
MRedwanul is currently offline  MRedwanul
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I would like to know if the data on Hepatitis B rapid test are available? According to the Report, "... a hepatitis B test was performed among all household members age 1-59 years".

A prompt response would be greatly appreciated!

Warm regards,
Re: Mauritania Standard DHS 2019-21 [message #26100 is a reply to message #26065] Tue, 07 February 2023 16:24 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

You sent a closely related question in an email last week and I responded. The following duplicates much of that response.

The hepatitis B test results for the 2019-21 survey of Mauritania are in the PR file, MRPR71FL.dta. Open that file and enter "lookfor hepa" to find the variables with hepatitis in the label. The variables shb123, shb139, shb231a, and shb331 all have the label "result of hepatitis b" or "result of hepatitis b test". The different versions must refer to different subpopulations, and I'm sure you can figure that out.
All four versions have the same label:
. label list SHB123
1 hbsag r�actif
2 hbsag non-r�actif
994 absent(e)
995 refus
996 autre
The symbol is for e with an accent. Positive results are given with code 1 and negative results with code 2, using the standard definition of positive and negative for this test. The other three codes are for absent, refused, other.
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