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Infant and child mortality [message #364] Wed, 24 April 2013 04:02 Go to next message
shiru is currently offline  shiru
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Hi,
I am wondering how to measure the infant and child mortality from DHS data set.
It would be so nice if I know the step-wise instruction to calculate the infant and child mortality from DHS data set, especially NDHS (2011).
Thank you.
Madhu


Madhu Sudhan Atteraya
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #408 is a reply to message #364] Mon, 06 May 2013 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
You may want to access the following resources to help you in your analysis:
The Guide to DHS Statistics http://www.measuredhs.com/publications/publication-dhsg1-dhs -questionnaires-and-manuals.cfm and the Standard Recode Manual http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG4/Recode6_DHS_22March 2013_DHSG4.pdf
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #3893 is a reply to message #408] Mon, 02 March 2015 08:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shiru is currently offline  shiru
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thank you!

Madhu Sudhan Atteraya
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #9774 is a reply to message #408] Mon, 16 May 2016 10:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello,
I have been having challenges getting proxy variable to measure trends in under five Mortality,
which variable in DHS can I use, in each data set 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 DHS


Best Regards

Abatan S.M.
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #9777 is a reply to message #9774] Mon, 16 May 2016 19:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What do you mean by a "proxy variable to measure trends"?
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #9778 is a reply to message #9777] Tue, 17 May 2016 04:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sunnybright is currently offline  sunnybright
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what I mean by proxy variable is that which variable or very close variable in DHS can I use to measure under 5 mortality. or which variable did DHS used in their report to measure trend in U5M.

Best Regards

Abatan S.M.
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #9785 is a reply to message #9778] Tue, 17 May 2016 20:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They calculate it - it isn't a proxy, it is an estimate.

There are instructions here on pages 90-94 (as Trevor mentioned in another thread): http://www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG1/Guide_to_DHS_Statis tics_29Oct2012_DHSG1.pdf#page=97

There is also information here: http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/fr175/08chapter08.pdf

There is also another method that I outlined here: http://userforum.dhsprogram.com/index.php?t=msg&th=142&a mp;start=0&S=8019308c0b1fe335aae675a1ce57d3bb

So there isn't a "variable" that is U5 mortality, it is something you have to estimate from the birth history data - essentially, you can see how many children were born, and how many survived to age 5. It is a bit complicated to do it exactly as the DHS does, but you should be able to follow the instructions on the Guide to Statistics I linked above, or the version that I describe in the other thread. If you have specific questions after that, I can try to help, but in general you should start with those resources.
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #10252 is a reply to message #9785] Wed, 13 July 2016 09:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Olayemi Cate
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Hello
i have been having challenges in getting Pediatrics lower respiratory tract infection dataset with some variable
i would appreciate it if i can get assistance on this
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #10253 is a reply to message #10252] Wed, 13 July 2016 09:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Let's start by finding out which survey and dataset you are using. Next, can you please be more specific about what you are trying to accomplish? Are you trying to replicate a table in a final report? Here are some resources to help: The Guide to DHS Statistics http:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg1-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm, The Standard Recode Manual http:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg4-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm and the section on our website Using Datasets for Analysis http://www.dhsprogram.com/data/Using-Datasets-for-Analysis.cfm Please review and if you have additional questions, please feel free to post again. Thank you!
Re: Infant and child mortality [message #11193 is a reply to message #10253] Wed, 16 November 2016 22:31 Go to previous message
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Thanks :)

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