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Exclusive breastfeeding [message #8517] Sun, 08 November 2015 15:33 Go to next message
sumonrupop is currently offline  sumonrupop
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I am want to calculate exclusive breastfeeding by using BDHS-2011 data. I developed the following do file and used birth record data. But it give the different result reported in Table 11.2 in BDHS-2011 report.

clear all
set more off
use "D:\ALL BDHS STATA\Child mortality\BDBR61FL.DTA"
keep if v008 - b3 < 24
gen long momid = ((8000 + v001) * 10000) + (v002 * 100) + v003
by momid (bidx), sort: gen byte lastchild = sum(b5) == 1 & sum(b5[_n - 1]) == 0
gen byte exlbreast_subpop = 1 if (v008 - b3) < 6 & lastchild == 1 & b9 == 0
replace exlbreast_subpop= 0 if exlbreast_subpop==.
label define exlbreast_subpop 1"exclusively breastfeed" 0"Not exclusively breastfeed"
label values exlbreast_subpop exlbreast_subpop
tab exlbreast_subpop

Can anyone help me in this matter? It would be better if anyone suggest me what is wrong and supply coding accordingly.

Md. Nuruzzaman Khan
Re: Exclusive breastfeeding [message #8519 is a reply to message #8517] Sun, 08 November 2015 16:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Registered: March 2013
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I think at least one of the differences is that you did not weight your results. Try adding this:

egen strata = group(v024 v025), label
svyset [pweight=weight], psu(v021) strata(strata)

svy: tab exlbreast_subpop
Re: Exclusive breastfeeding [message #8818 is a reply to message #8519] Tue, 22 December 2015 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mannap is currently offline  mannap
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Registered: November 2015

I am also trying to calculate the EBF rate from Philippines 2008 DHS. I have used the commands below along with the weighting, but still not getting the same figure as in other sources. Did you manage to figure out the right commands?

Thank you
Re: Exclusive breastfeeding [message #8840 is a reply to message #8818] Wed, 30 December 2015 15:19 Go to previous message
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User,
This thread may be useful in calculating Exclusive Breastfeeding: http:// =8761&S=7eeead4d77e952c5f6182689c6491aaa#msg_8761
If this does not help, please feel free to post again. Thank you!
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