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Childhood Fever and First Choice of care [message #9695] Sun, 08 May 2016 23:13 Go to next message
geniusmuso is currently offline  geniusmuso
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Dear Sir,

Please in the Ghana 2014 Children's recode file, variable h22 shows that only 824 children had fever in the two weeks prior the survey, however, with regards h46a-place first sought treatment for fever, the total observation is 913 which is above 824(the number of children with fever). Please can you provide any explanation to this?

Thanks so much for the support.

Best regards,

Mustapha Immurana
Re: Childhood Fever and First Choice of care [message #9718 is a reply to message #9695] Tue, 10 May 2016 09:11 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Stata Specialist, Rebecca Winter:

The issue is simply that the variable label for h46a was truncated. The complete label for this variable is "place first sought treatment for fever or cough". To look just at the place where treatment was first sought for children with recent fever, you can restrict the tabulation of h46a to children with recent fever (h22==1) and you will find 824 (unweighted) children.
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