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Minimum Dietary Diversity for Last DHS in Sierra Leone and Tanzania [message #28476] Mon, 15 January 2024 11:18 Go to next message
michele.rocca is currently offline  michele.rocca
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Dear DHS team,

I am working with microdata from Sierra Leone 2019 and Tanzania 2022

I am trying to replicate the minimum dietary requirement for women provide in tables 11.14 ( in Sierra Leone 2019 final report ) and 11.17 (in Tanzania 2022 final report) with the microdata you shared; I can't find either the variables or the scripts inside the GitHub web page.

How did you calculate this this indicator for women ? And if you haven't calculated from microdata, which is your source ?
Re: Minimum Dietary Diversity for Last DHS in Sierra Leone and Tanzania [message #28500 is a reply to message #28476] Fri, 19 January 2024 11:16 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:

These tables were calculated from the variables on food consumption in the IR files for these surveys. The nutrition recodes are tricky because of country-specific variations in the food categories.

Are you sure that these indicators are not in the GitHub code for the generic chapter 11 ( https://github.com/DHSProgram/DHS-Indicators-Stata/tree/mast er/Chap11_NT)? Please check.

The DHS analysis team is expanding the GitHub code as well as modifying it for DHS-8 surveys (the Tanzania survey was part of DHS-8 but the Sierra Leone survey was part of DHS-7). I hope that work will be completed in the next few months.
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