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Missing data for Nigeria s434b wiped dry in a few minutes after birth [message #23138] Tue, 20 July 2021 11:08 Go to next message
Josephine Exley is currently offline  Josephine Exley
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I am interested in thermal care for newborns as part of my analysis. The 2018 NDHS reports on skin-to-skin care (m77), immediate drying (s434b), and delayed bathing (s434c).

However, in the 2018 Nigerian Birth Record (NGBR7AFL.dta) all observations for s434b (wiped dry in a few minutes after birth) are missing. Was another variables used to calculate immediate drying?

I have looked in the manual and searched the forum but can't find information on how immediate drying was calculated. Apologies if I have overlooked this.

Thanks
Re: Missing data for Nigeria s434b wiped dry in a few minutes after birth [message #23141 is a reply to message #23138] Wed, 21 July 2021 09:03 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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A correction has been made to the Nigeria DHS 2018 Individual Recode (IR) data file. Values were added to s434b, so this variable is no longer "not applicable".

[Updated on: Fri, 23 July 2021 21:01]

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