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NDHS 2006 pregnancy outcomes [message #26479] Fri, 24 March 2023 07:03 Go to next message
Serala is currently offline  Serala
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Dear all,

For the purposes of my research, I would need to know which women in the Nepal DHS 2006 have had an abortion (in the past 5 years for example). In later survey rounds, there is a variable in the IR files that indicates whether the woman has had an abortion in the past 5 years. In the 2006 datafile I cannot find such a variable but only whether the woman has ever had a terminated pregnancy, even though Table 4.5 in the NDHS 2006 report specifies whether a pregnancy ended in miscarriage or abortion. I am struggling to understand how the table has been produced, or how I can figure out who has had an abortion. I would very much appreciate any help.

Best regards,
Re: NDHS 2006 pregnancy outcomes [message #26514 is a reply to message #26479] Tue, 28 March 2023 12:52 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:

There appears to have been a pregnancy history in this survey. I do not find induced abortions in the calendar, but I do find them in the pregnancy history. The following lines should help. I have not taken the time to do a full reconciliation with table 4.5, but you may need only a little tinkering to get that table and what you are looking for.

keep v001 v002 v003 v005 v008 b3_x_* s217_* s230_*

* remove leading 0's in subscript
rename *_0* *_*

reshape long b3_x_ s217_ s230_, i(v001 v002 v003) j(preg_order)

rename *_ *
keep if v008-b3_x<=120

tab s217 s230 [iweight=v005/1000000],m
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