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Gabon Abortion s231a [message #28930] Thu, 28 March 2024 19:26 Go to next message
behayes4 is currently offline  behayes4
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In Gabon 2019 - 2021 is s231a for the last 5 years or lifetime? Also, was there a filter question before this item? The sample size drops for this item. Thank you !
Re: Gabon Abortion s231a [message #28952 is a reply to message #28930] Tue, 02 April 2024 13:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

The survey-specific variable s231a in this Gabon survey refers to the lifetime number of miscarriages, abortions, or stillbirths.  It is preceded by v228, which is 1 if the woman ever had a terminated pregnancy (that is, a pregnancy that did not end in a live birth).  If you open tie IR file and enter "tab s231a v228,m" you will see that v228 is the filter for s231a.
Re: Gabon Abortion s231a [message #29016 is a reply to message #28930] Wed, 10 April 2024 12:15 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

I suggest that you open the IR file and paste the following lines into Stata:

tab s231 v228,m
tab1 s231 s232*

 

foreach ll in a b c {
replace s232`ll'=. if s232`ll'==99

}

regress s231 s232* if s231>0, nocons


These lines will show you that all of these variables are lifetime and that s231 is simply the sum of s232a,b,c.

I don't know the history of this survey, but it appears that the calendar data were discarded. If you enter "lookfor calendar" you will find that the vcal_* variables that would normally appear in the IR file are empty. Unfortunately, the terminations reported with s232a,b,c do not have dates. I see no way to calculate how many occurred in an interval of time, such as the past 5 years.

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