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Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9860] Wed, 01 June 2016 08:23 Go to next message
kclakhara is currently offline  kclakhara
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am not getting exact number of children age 0-59 months stunted by the caste. Please suggest, which variables should be use for this and how can we get exact number. Refer table 10.1: Nutritional status of children, NFHS-3, 2005-06, India report, page no. 270.



Kailash Chandra Lakhara
Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9886 is a reply to message #9860] Fri, 03 June 2016 12:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Please refer to page 24 of The Standard Recode Manual http:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg4-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm and page 140 in The Guide to DHS Statistics http:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg1-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm for the variables to use and guidance on performing the calculations. Remember to use the weight variable in your calculations.
Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9891 is a reply to message #9886] Fri, 03 June 2016 14:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Liz,

Thank you so much for reply.

My problem still not resolved yet.

I am using variable "SH46" for the Caste but unfortunately not getting exact number from the raw data and reported in the report. The following numbers are reported in the report and getting numbers from raw data.


Scheduled caste 9585 (Raw data) 9,531 (Reported)
Scheduled tribe 4362 (Raw data) 4,448 (Reported)
Other backward class 19178 (Raw data) 18,969 (Reported)
None of above 12014 (Raw data) 13,351 (Reported)
DK 167 (Raw data) 193 (Reported)
Total 45306
Missing 9 164
System 1185
Total 1349
Total 46655

Please suggest.

With Regards,

Kailash Chandra Lakhara


Kailash Chandra Lakhara
Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9892 is a reply to message #9891] Fri, 03 June 2016 14:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
The data we distribute is standard recode data. The final reports are published using variables from the standard recode. Not sure what you are referring to when you mention "raw data" .
Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9894 is a reply to message #9892] Fri, 03 June 2016 14:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Liz,

I am just referring only recoded data as (file name "IAPR50FL") we got for the analysis (raw data). Please help, how can we get reported figures for the caste from data file "IAPR50FL".

With Regards,

Kailash


Kailash Chandra Lakhara
Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9916 is a reply to message #9894] Mon, 06 June 2016 10:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
I have forwarded your message to one of our data processing specialists. We will post as soon as we have a response. Thank you!
Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9922 is a reply to message #9916] Mon, 06 June 2016 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Liz,

Thank you so much for the forwarded message to data processing specialist.

I am waiting for the response and solution will be very helpful to generate tables for the stunted children age 0-59 months and 0-35 months by caste (as figure given in the report).

With Regards,

Kailash


Kailash Chandra Lakhara
Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9962 is a reply to message #9922] Wed, 08 June 2016 14:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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A response from senior data processing specialist Mr. Albert Themme:
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The denominator for Table 10.1 "Nutritional status of children" is restricted to de facto children ( HV103 = 1) and to HC70 not missing and smaller than 9990.

For these children "stunting" is then defined as HC70 < -300 (Height-for-age below -3 SD) or HC70 < -200 (Height-for-age below -2 SD).

The variable indicating caste/tribe = S118

Hope this is useful.

Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9963 is a reply to message #9962] Wed, 08 June 2016 14:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Liz,

Thanks for the reply. The variable indicating caste/tribe = S118 is not existing in the data file "IAPR50FL" but available in the data file "IAKR50FL" and "IAIR50FL".

If we merge variable S118 in the data file "IAPR50FL" from the "IAKR50FL" or "IAIR50FL" then what procedure should be follow for merging process.

Please help.

With Regards,

Kailash


Kailash Chandra Lakhara
Re: Number of stunted children by caste, India, NFHS-3, 2005-06 [message #9965 is a reply to message #9963] Wed, 08 June 2016 15:11 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Please review the section on our website regarding "merging datasets" if you have additional questions after reviewing the section, please feel free to post again.
http://dhsprogram.com/data/Merging-Datasets.cfm
Thank you!
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