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FGC and daughter's line number Thu, 16 March 2023 11:38
 Daniel Pérez Messages: 10Registered: May 2022 Member
Dear DHS staff,

I cannot find the age of each of the last circumcised daughters in the Benin 2001 IR survey, which contains information on daughter's FGC. I know I would need to use the variable fg111 "line number of last circumcised daughter" but I don't understand how could I find that, or what's it exactly. My goal is to know the age of every (last) circumcised daughter.

Daniel.
Re: FGC and daughter's line number [message #26439 is a reply to message #26404] Mon, 20 March 2023 16:22
 Janet-DHS Messages: 345Registered: April 2022 Senior Member
Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

The variable fg111 gives the value of bidx for this daughter; bidx is the number of the child in the birth history, in which bidx=1 is the most recent birth, bidx=2 is the next most recent birth, etc. The following Stata lines will pull out the age for the child in the birth history that has bidx equal to fg111.

use "...BJIR41FL.DTA", clear

tab fg111

* The highest value of fg111 (line number of last circumcised daughter) is 11.
* You can use 11 in the loop below or just use 20, the maximum possible value of bidx.

* Remove leading zeroes in subscripts for b8
rename b8_0* b8_*

gen age_fg111=.
forvalues li=1/20 {
replace age_fg111=b8_`li' if fg111==`li'
}

tab age_fg111
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