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Place of delivery and child immunization [message #6945] Thu, 06 August 2015 07:47 Go to next message
nadeem is currently offline  nadeem
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How can i find mother of each child from the Birth record file ?

for example if we have 20 child aged 12-23 month how i can find mothers of these childs
20 womens who deliver these 20 childs . by using ir file , kr file, br file ,?

Nadeem Ahmad
Re: Place of delivery and child immunization [message #8422 is a reply to message #6945] Mon, 26 October 2015 14:49 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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In each dataset there are certain variables that are used to identify the case. In the IR file these are the cluster number (v001), household number (v002), and the woman's line number (v003). In the br and kr files the same variables are used to identify them plus the child's line number from the mother's birth history - that is bidx in the BR file and midx in the KR file (actually you can also use bidx in the KR file - they are the same). You can use fields to merge the data between datasets if you need to, although usually it is not necessary as the mother's data from the IR file has also been copied to each of the children's records in the BR and KR files.
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