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Birth Interval-Data Missing [message #949] Thu, 28 November 2013 12:48 Go to next message
adrinloks is currently offline  adrinloks
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Hi all,

I'm working on the socio-determinants predicting under-five mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I'm using birth data from DHS 2007 Democratic Republic of Congo. But I have noticed that there is a lot of data missing in the variable b11 (preceding or succeeding birth interval). Could you, please, explain to me what do these missing data represent? What should I do to address the problem?

Note: I'm using STATA for data analysis.

Best regards,
Adrien.

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Re: Birth Interval-Data Missing [message #959 is a reply to message #949] Tue, 03 December 2013 15:26 Go to previous message
Sarah B is currently offline  Sarah B
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Is it possible that children with no preceding birth interval are first births, and children with no succeeding interval are the most recent births?
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