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LBAR6ADT "hiv2 positive" meaning? [message #11076] Mon, 24 October 2016 16:11 Go to next message
jack.murphy is currently offline  jack.murphy
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I am looking at the 6A HIV data for Liberia in Stata (file name = "LBAR6ADT"). The values for the hiv03 variable (with coding) are:

"hiv negative" (0)
"hiv positive" (1)
"hiv2 positive" (2)

What does the final value mean? Is it the coding for "indeterminable?"
Re: LBAR6ADT "hiv2 positive" meaning? [message #11087 is a reply to message #11076] Tue, 25 October 2016 22:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
The value set in the dictionary is as follows:
HIV negative	        0	
HIV  positive	        1	
HIV2 positive	        2	
HIV1 & HIV2 positive	3	
ERROR : V-, W+, M+	4	
ERROR : V-, W+, M-	5	
ERROR : V-, W-, M+	6	
Indeterminant	7	



7 is the code for indeterminant.
Re: LBAR6ADT "hiv2 positive" meaning? [message #11127 is a reply to message #11087] Tue, 01 November 2016 09:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jack.murphy is currently offline  jack.murphy
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Thank you!
follow up on data dictionary used for hiv03 [message #14469 is a reply to message #11087] Tue, 10 April 2018 14:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ebmoran is currently offline  ebmoran
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Is this data dictionary applicable to all data sets with values of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7?

I am working with data from 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Re: follow up on data dictionary used for hiv03 [message #14732 is a reply to message #14469] Wed, 02 May 2018 15:57 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
They should all be very similar, but best to look at each recode dictionary for the datasets you are working with to make sure you catch any variations.
Thank you!
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