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Minimum Dietary Diversity [message #28046] Mon, 06 November 2023 06:11 Go to next message
Mayura_t is currently offline  Mayura_t
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I am currently working on MDD indicator for 6-23-month-old children in India using the NFHS 5 (2019-21) dataset (Kids file). I am trying to match the percentage of children with MDD with the national report. I am able to reach nearby numbers but not exact numbers. I have followed with the notes mentioned below tables 10.10 and 10.11.

I am also calculating the indicator for the Maharashtra state (V024=27) using the same dataset. I am facing the same problem here, especially with BF children.

I have also noticed that the percentage of BF children with MDD in Maharashtra is mentioned as 17.6% in the national report (table 10.11) and as 33.6% in the state report (table 71). I would like to know the logic behind these different percentages of the same indicator in the national and state report.

I have followed previous discussions on this topic. I have also followed up on the codes mentioned with this link - &goto=15458&#msg_15458. I have also applied state weight (sweight) while calculating for the state. But still facing issues with the matching numbers.

I would be really grateful if you could help me with this. Waiting for your reply.

Thank you,

Re: Minimum Dietary Diversity [message #28133 is a reply to message #28046] Thu, 16 November 2023 14:35 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:

The GitHub file " er/Chap11_NT/" may be helpful. Other programs in chapter 11 may also be helpful. However, if you cannot match the India final reports, we cannot provide much more help. These tables were prepared by a consultant, using the CSPro package, and the procedures often differ from our standard code. We receive no technical backup from the implementing agency, IIPS, on any issues related to any of the India surveys.
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