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Index child is youngest child U5? [message #10661] Fri, 26 August 2016 16:51 Go to next message
Asnrakoto is currently offline  Asnrakoto
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I am working on the Madagascar DHS of 2009. I could not find anywhere in the report nor in the methodology a reference that
specify if the index child is the youngest child under 5 years of age in the household.
Could you make some clarifications about that please?
Thank you.
Re: Index child is youngest child U5? [message #10802 is a reply to message #10661] Fri, 16 September 2016 11:51 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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Sorry - you will have to explain what you mean. Many tabulations in the report are for all children, some are for the last child born in the last 5 years, and some are for the youngest child born in the last x years and living with the mother. You will need to check the title of the tables to see what the unit of analysis is for each table.
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