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Women's Empowerment Values [message #10617] Thu, 18 August 2016 09:59 Go to next message
mwoolf is currently offline  mwoolf
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Registered: March 2016
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Greetings!
I am using DHS data (2010-2014) from Malawi, Namibia,
Zambia, and Zimbabwe on the two common empowerment indexes:
Decision-making and Attitutes towards wife beating and am
linking this data to HIV test results.

I use SAS and the response valued in the questionnaires
for decision-making (1,2,3, 4, 6, 9) don't match the data I have in SAS.
In fact, one of the response values includes "5".
I haven't found this answer on the forum yet.
Can someone assist so I can make sure I interpret the values correctly?


Doctor of Public Health student

Certificate in Global Health student

College of Public Health

University of Georgia
Re: Women's Empowerment Values [message #10637 is a reply to message #10617] Tue, 23 August 2016 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
The variables V743A through V743E are the variables on decision making. In Malawi DHS 2015-16 We are dealing with Q921, Q922, Q923, Q924. The responses in these variables are recoded in the recode variable where 2 is now 4, 3 is now 2, 4 is now 5. Here is a little bit of CSPro code to clarify this point.
 {  Final say on making large household purchases }
    box  Q923 =>  V743B;
           1   =>   1;       { 1 Respondent                            }
           2   =>   4;       { 2 Husband, partner                      }
           3   =>   2;       { 3 Respondent & husband, partner jointly }
           4   =>   5;       { 4 Someone else                          }
         { 5   =>   3;       !! 5 Respondent & someone else jointly    }
           6   =>   6;       { 6 Other                                 }
               =>  Q923;
    endbox;


Hope this helps.

Re: Women's Empowerment Values [message #10638 is a reply to message #10637] Tue, 23 August 2016 13:57 Go to previous message
mwoolf is currently offline  mwoolf
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Yes, this helps tremendously! I had my percentages flipped between Husband,partner and Respondent&Husband,partner jointly.


Doctor of Public Health student

Certificate in Global Health student

College of Public Health

University of Georgia
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