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Assistance on estimating infant feeding practices using DHS data [message #372] Sat, 27 April 2013 12:02 Go to next message
Lungile Motsa is currently offline  Lungile Motsa
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My name is Lungile Motsa, a student at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.I am writing this email to seek assistance on clarity and advice on how I can derive the categories of infant feeding practices using DHS dataset.

I am currently doing a research on "The Influence of Infant Feeding Practices on Infant Mortality in Southern Africa" and intending to use DHS datasets. However, I am currently not clear about how to obtain my infant feeding practices categories from the DHS. The categories of infant feeding practices I plan to have are ;

1. Exclusive breastfeeding
2. Partial breastfeeding
3. No breastfeeding

I will be also using STATA 12 for data analysis.

I will be very grateful to get advice in this regard.



L.F. Motsa
Re: Assistance on estimating infant feeding practices using DHS data [message #407 is a reply to message #372] Mon, 06 May 2013 10:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
You may want to take a look at the following resources:
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: Assistance on estimating infant feeding practices using DHS data [message #417 is a reply to message #407] Wed, 08 May 2013 17:42 Go to previous message
Lungile Motsa is currently offline  Lungile Motsa
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Dear Liz

Thanks for the advice. I will go through the DHS Guide.

Kind regards


L.F. Motsa
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