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Children's age in months [message #22195] Wed, 10 February 2021 07:45 Go to next message
carolineadjimi is currently offline  carolineadjimi
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Dear all,

Thank you very much for your help. I need help calculating children's age in months. Even after reviewing several links, I am still not able to pull it up. I am using STATA and I am wondering if it would be possible to have the commands to achieve my goal.

thank you very much
Re: Children's age in months [message #22197 is a reply to message #22195] Wed, 10 February 2021 09:57 Go to previous message
Shireen-DHS is currently offline  Shireen-DHS
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This depends on which file you are using.

For KR and BR files this would be :
gen age = v008 - b3

or if the survey has the variable b19, then:
gen age=b19

For IR files it would be:
gen age = v008 - b3_01

and if there is a b19 variable in the dataset, then:
gen age=b19_01

The Guide to DHS Statistics is a good resource for understanding how to use DHS data: x.htm#t=Guide_to_DHS_Statistics_DHS-7.htm

We also have standard code for all indicators listed in the Guide on our code share library hosted on GitHub:

Thank you.

Shireen Assaf
The DHS Program

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