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unmet need for modern method [message #271] Sun, 07 April 2013 07:24 Go to next message
machiyama is currently offline  machiyama
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Registered: April 2013
Location: UK

I am trying to construct a variable on unmet need for modern methods using the general Stata code provided on this web page (it's great DHS shares this code!).

I changed Line 17 and 19 to the following.
recode unmet_mdn .=4 if (v312>0 & v312<8) & (v605>=5 & v605<=7)
recode unmet_mdn .=4 if v312 > 10 & (v605>=5 & v605<=7)

recode unmet_mdn .=3 if (v312>0 & v312<8)
recode unmet_mdn .=3 if v312 > 10

However, I don't get the same estimates as ones in Table 4 in the DHS report on revising unmet need for FP.
Am I missing something?

Many thanks!
Re: unmet need for modern method [message #539 is a reply to message #271] Thu, 13 June 2013 06:36 Go to previous message
Sarah B is currently offline  Sarah B
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Registered: June 2013
Hi Kazuyo,

I think your problem is that your code doesn't include Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) as a modern method. USAID considers LAM as a modern method. To match Revising Unmet Need, you'll want to code v312 = 13 as a modern method. I believe that in some surveys the code for LAM is survey-specific, so might not be code 13. In Spanish-speaking countries LAM is MELA.

Hope that helps,
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