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Nepal DHS 2022 - children's Disability [message #28665] Sat, 17 February 2024 10:54 Go to next message
UnseenDisability is currently offline  UnseenDisability
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Hello all,

I am new to using DHS data and will do some data analysis for a project using STATA, which I've been learning for a few years but am no expert.

I will do a project using the DHS Nepal 2022 dataset. For my ethics application, I need to know how many children (>5, <18) in the dataset have some degree of hearing loss. I'd like to do a crosstab of the variables ha50 (under age 18) and hdis4 (difficulty hearing) and then separately ha50 and hdis3 (wear hearing aid). I have not otherwise merged any datasets or done any analysis, since I have not received the ethics approval yet. I just need to find out how many children in the dataset suffer from some degree of hearing loss, to determine whether or not I should include data from other DHS surveys (other countries). I am using the NPPR82DT dataset. All of the variables I need to use are in this dataset and none of them are empty, but when I try to crosstab them, I get the error "no observations".

Any ideas? The disability data are not commonly used, and I couldn't find anything in the other forums.

Thanks in advance

S
Re: Nepal DHS 2022 - children's Disability [message #28712 is a reply to message #28665] Wed, 28 February 2024 13:59 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:

Here is the distribution of hdis4, the question about difficulty hearing, in that data file.  About 3% of children are reported by the household respondent to have some degree of difficulty. The disability variables are under-used, as you say, and I encourage you to try to work with them. The table below gives weighted frequencies.

. tab hdis4 hv104 if hv105>5 & hv105<18 [iweight=hv005/1000000], col
 

+-------------------+

| Key               |

|-------------------|

|     frequency     |

| column percentage |

+-------------------+
 

                      |   sex of household

      have difficulty |        member

              hearing |      male     female |     Total

----------------------+----------------------+----------

no difficulty hearing | 3,281.377  3,280.552 | 6,561.929

                      |     97.23      97.43 |     97.33

----------------------+----------------------+----------

      some difficulty | 77.762576  71.904984 | 149.66756

                      |      2.30       2.14 |      2.22

----------------------+----------------------+----------

  a lot of difficulty | 14.765722  14.205368 |  28.97109

                      |      0.44       0.42 |      0.43

----------------------+----------------------+----------

   cannot hear at all |  1.030425     .42826 |  1.458685

                      |      0.03       0.01 |      0.02

----------------------+----------------------+----------

                Total | 3,374.936  3,367.091 | 6,742.027

                      |    100.00     100.00 |    100.00

 
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