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gestation age [message #25264] Sun, 25 September 2022 11:06 Go to next message
titas is currently offline  titas
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I am using children recode (KR) file of India NFHS4 and India NFHS5.Can anyone please let me know what is the variable which can be used to study gestational age?
Re: gestation age [message #25293 is a reply to message #25264] Wed, 28 September 2022 14:52 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member Tom Pullum:

Many of the variables you are working with are only included in a subsample. The men's and DV data were only collected for 1/6 of households. The subsample was constructed as alternate households (every second household) in 1/3 of the clusters. However, because the India surveys are so large, even 1/6 will give you enough cases. I suggest that you just reduce the data files to the cases (women, children, and men) in the selected households and then do your merges. Note that v024 (or mv024 or hv024) must be included in the full id for the cases. These merges have been described in other postings.
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