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Immunization Coverage [message #22126] Fri, 05 February 2021 05:39 Go to next message
Babs is currently offline  Babs
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Hi,

I am using the 2018 Nigerian Demographic Survey to assess immunization coverage among children age 12-23 months. However, the base (living children age 12-23 months) that I obtained from the dataset (5,992) was at variance with the value (6,143) in the final report (Page 237). Based on the guidance from the Standard Recode Manual for DHS7 (Page 79), I used the following syntax to get the number of living children age 12-23 months.

COMPUTE Age12_23= (RANGE (B19$01, 12,23) and B5$01 =1) OR (RANGE(B19$02, 12,23) and B5$02 =1) OR (RANGE(B19$03, 12,23) and B5$03 =1).
EXECUTE.

I wouldn't know what I am doing wrong. I will appreciate your kind assistance.

Thank you.
Re: Immunization Coverage [message #22206 is a reply to message #22126] Fri, 12 February 2021 08:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shireen-DHS is currently offline  Shireen-DHS
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Hello,

You appear to be using the wrong data file. You should use the KR file and not the IR file since the unit of analysis is the child not the woman.

So you would only use B19 and B5 variables in the KR file. Selecting the cases as you have done with these two variables will get you a match after apply weights.

For any indicator listed in the Guide to DHS Statistics, you can also check our standardized code hosted on the GitHub site: https://github.com/DHSProgram
The code is available in SPSS and Stata. For vaccination this is chapter 10. Please read the readme file and the main file for chapter before running any code.

Thank you.

Best,
Shireen Assaf
The DHS Program
Re: Immunization Coverage [message #22207 is a reply to message #22206] Fri, 12 February 2021 09:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Babs is currently offline  Babs
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Hi Shireen:

Thank you so much for the feedback. I didn't realize I was using the wrong data file. And thank you for the link. I am very grateful.

Regards,
Babs
Re: Immunization Coverage [message #22208 is a reply to message #22207] Fri, 12 February 2021 10:14 Go to previous message
Shireen-DHS is currently offline  Shireen-DHS
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You're very welcome.

Best,
Shireen
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