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Stillbirths [message #23926] Tue, 11 January 2022 23:36 Go to next message
Md Mahbubul Alam Shaun is currently offline  Md Mahbubul Alam Shaun
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Can anyone help me to how to find out the history of stillbirths from the IR dataset?
Re: Stillbirths [message #23930 is a reply to message #23926] Wed, 12 January 2022 07:35 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

When there is no pregnancy history, stillbirths can only be identified in previous 5 years using the contraceptive calendar (vcal_1) as a pregnancy termination (T) preceded by 6 or more months of pregnancy (P). The code to do this is in Chapter 8 of the GitHub Stata programs ( Very few women report more than one stillbirth in the past five years (very few report even one), and we cannot go back earlier than that.
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