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About the Number of ANC follow up at leas one visit [message #10558] Mon, 08 August 2016 07:27 Go to next message
sko16 is currently offline  sko16
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I have question on the Ethiopian Mini DHS (2014) report on the number of ANC follow-up with at least one visit in which reported as 4.9% on table 6.2 at page 42. Would you please say something for this figure? Thank you so much in advance for your support.
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Re: About the Number of ANC follow up at leas one visit [message #10561 is a reply to message #10558] Mon, 08 August 2016 10:55 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Stata Specialist, Shireen Assaf:


The Ethiopian 2011 DHS in Table 9.2 on page 122 indicates that a total of 4.5% of women age 15-49 had at least one ANC visit for their most recent birth in the last five years before the survey. Please see http://www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR255/FR255.pdf

To obtain this figure and the other number of ANC visits listed in the table you can use the following Stata code with the IR DHS file ETIR61FL.dta:
recode m14_1 (0=0 "none") (1=1) (2/3=2 "2-3") (4/20=3 "4+") (98=4 "dk"), gen(anc)
ta anc [iw=v005/1000000]

I found the Ethiopian Mini DHS 2014 online: http://www.unicef.org/ethiopia/Mini_DHS_2014__Final_Report.p df. We were not involved in this survey but our figures seems to be similar. On page 44 in Table 6.2 there at 4.7% of women that had at least one ANC visit.

I do not know what data source was used for the figures you mentioned in the other literature. Perhaps this does not refer to the same subgroup or denominator. Or perhaps it is only for a certain region.

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