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Mauritania 2019-21 high number of missing on v525 (age at first intercourse) [message #24329] Fri, 22 April 2022 20:26 Go to next message
jwilliamrozelle is currently offline  jwilliamrozelle
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Hello,

I was looking at the recently released Mauritania 2019-21, and noticed there was an unusually high number of missing values for v525 (4237 missing), and an unusually low number of zero's (34). I was curious if there is something going on here, or how to interpret the missing values. I didn't see it mentioned in the documentation.

Thanks!


Jeffrey W. Rozelle
Re: Mauritania 2019-21 high number of missing on v525 (age at first intercourse) [message #24438 is a reply to message #24329] Mon, 16 May 2022 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jwilliamrozelle is currently offline  jwilliamrozelle
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Just wanted to bump this up

Jeffrey W. Rozelle
Re: Mauritania 2019-21 high number of missing on v525 (age at first intercourse) [message #24455 is a reply to message #24438] Tue, 17 May 2022 13:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Thank you for your post. We are following up on your question and will post a response when we have more information.
Re: Mauritania 2019-21 high number of missing on v525 (age at first intercourse) [message #24456 is a reply to message #24329] Tue, 17 May 2022 15:06 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Senior Data Processing Specialist, Keith Purvis:

This question was only asked of ever-married women due to cultural reasons. The variable V525 is set to system missing (skipped) for never-married women (V501=0).
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