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Neonatal mortality [message #3039] Mon, 06 October 2014 16:02 Go to next message
elizabethimbo is currently offline  elizabethimbo
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Hallo,
which variable can i use to calculate neonatal mortality from DHS data? or how can i compute that variable.
Warm regards


Elizabeth Imbo
Re: Neonatal mortality [message #3041 is a reply to message #3039] Mon, 06 October 2014 16:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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Neonatal mortality is an indicator calculated from a number of pieces of information, not a single variable. Please see the Guide to DHS Statistics ( http://www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG1/Guide_to_DHS_Statis tics_29Oct2012_DHSG1.pdf) starting on page 90 for an explanation of how neonatal mortality is calculated.
Re: Neonatal mortality [message #3045 is a reply to message #3041] Tue, 07 October 2014 06:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
elizabethimbo is currently offline  elizabethimbo
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Many thanks.
let me go though the document.
Thanks for the refference.
Regards


Elizabeth Imbo
Re: Neonatal mortality [message #3389 is a reply to message #3045] Wed, 03 December 2014 15:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
elizabethimbo is currently offline  elizabethimbo
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Hi,
I posted here sometime back and was glad that you responded in time. I would however be glad which variable i should focus on, is it B6 or B7 is deaths in months. My interest is death within 30 days. While computing the neonatal deaths variable require several variables i would be happy to get a demonstration of this. I am using SPSS for my analysis.
My interest really is to calculate trends of neonatal mortality in the Kenya


Elizabeth Imbo
Re: Neonatal mortality [message #3394 is a reply to message #3039] Thu, 04 December 2014 10:15 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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b6 gives the age at death as a 3 digit number with the first digit being the units (1=days, 2=months, 3=years, 9=special answers). For example b6=203 would mean 3 months.
b7 gives the age at death computed in months from the information in b6, with missing age at death in b6 randomly imputed.
We use b7==0 for neonatal deaths in DHS tabulations.
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