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Out of Pocket Expenditure for Delivery Care Fri, 24 March 2023 05:32
 rekha_s Messages: 2Registered: March 2023 Member
Re: Out of Pocket Expenditure for Delivery Care [message #26481 is a reply to message #26478] Fri, 24 March 2023 08:36
 Bridgette-DHS Messages: 3155Registered: February 2013 Senior Member

Following is a response from Senior DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

If you are asking about the code for specific tables in the final report, please say which tables.

Re: Out of Pocket Expenditure for Delivery Care [message #26495 is a reply to message #26481] Sun, 26 March 2023 10:06
 rekha_s Messages: 2Registered: March 2023 Member
Sorry. I tried to generate delivery costs using NFHS 4 data. I cannot match the report. Can you please help with the same? Table No: 8.20.

The values I am getting are:
Public: 3152
Private: 17126
Total: 7069

Whereas the actual figures in the table are:

Public: 3197
Private: 16522
Total: 7935
Re: Out of Pocket Expenditure for Delivery Care [message #26512 is a reply to message #26495] Tue, 28 March 2023 09:14
 Bridgette-DHS Messages: 3155Registered: February 2013 Senior Member
Following is a response from Senior DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

I am uploading separate Stata programs for table 8.20 in the NFHS-4 and NFHS-5 reports. I believe a version of the program for NFHS-5 was posted earlier. The programs match the n's but do not exactly match the means. The complication with the total expenditure is that sometimes it comes from a stated total and sometimes it has to be calculated from the separate components. There appears to have been a confounding of 0 to mean "no cost" and 0 to mean "not stated" or "don't know". "Don't know" was supposed to be code 99998. The calculation depends on the interpretation of code 0 and code 99998 for the total and the components. I am not confident my interpretation of these codes, but I also am not confident in the original construction, which I do not have. Your approach may be equally good. If anyone out there can match table 8.20 in either report, please let us know.

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