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Computing Early Childhood Mortality Rates [message #10143] Thu, 30 June 2016 10:07 Go to next message
Hanu
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I am currently trying to familiarize myself to DHS datasets and DHS analysis. I am trying to replicate Table 8.1(Early Childhood Mortality Rates) from Ethiopia DHS2011. I'm using stata to do my analysis and I am using the Birth Recode (BR) files for this analysis. I've read the "Guide to DHS Statistics" on how to perform the calculations by using a synthetic cohort life table approach, where mortality probabilities for small age segments based on real cohort mortality experience are combined into the more common age segments. But I am not completely clear on how to construct the component death probabilities, and would appreciate any additional guidance you may provide for this. Thank you!

Hayat
Re: Computing Early Childhood Mortality Rates [message #10150 is a reply to message #10143] Fri, 01 July 2016 08:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:


The under-five rates in the reports are calculated with CSPro. I have written a Stata program to do this. We plan to put this (and other Stata programs for complex indicators) on the website later in 2016. Until then we are only distributing it on a case-by-case basis.
Re: Computing Early Childhood Mortality Rates [message #10152 is a reply to message #10150] Fri, 01 July 2016 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hanu
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Thank You Bridgette for the quick response. I was wondering if it may be possible to obtain the stata program for this and what counts a strong case to obtain this program.

Kind Regards


Hayat
Re: Computing Early Childhood Mortality Rates [message #10153 is a reply to message #10152] Fri, 01 July 2016 10:00 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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You are welcome.

The program was already sent to the email address you registered with on the forum.
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