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about cesaean section for last baby [message #11231] Sat, 19 November 2016 10:49 Go to next message
dhs110 is currently offline  dhs110
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Hello
Kindly tell me what is the difference between m17 and v401 as both of them are for cesarean section. I am using women as my unit of analysis and want to study the last birth or the most recent birth in the last 5 years by c/s. Which variable I should use?
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Re: about cesaean section for last baby [message #11253 is a reply to message #11231] Wed, 23 November 2016 11:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
If you are interested in analyzing the last born child then you would want to use V401. M17 is asked of all the children in the three/five years preceding interview. However, M17(1) is the same as V401 which refers to the last born child.
Hope this helps.
Re: about cesaean section for last baby [message #11254 is a reply to message #11253] Wed, 23 November 2016 11:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Liz-DHS
Thank you very much for your gentle and quick reply. I am sorry to bother you again i have one more question i am working on NFHS three rounds and cesarean section.In NFHS 1 as there is three years priors to the birth history is available. As far as i know V238 is the variable for deliveries in last three years i am seraching for it but this variable is not present in NFHS 1(1992-93).
What is the alternative variable then?
Thanks in advance


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Re: about cesaean section for last baby [message #11723 is a reply to message #11254] Fri, 03 February 2017 12:46 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
You are correct. V238 Births in the last three years does not exist in the data set for India 1992-93. However they have the following:
V208 Births in the last five years
S225 Births since January 1988/89. (survey specific)
This was an early survey and at that time the standard recode (DHS-II) did not contain a definition for Births in the last three years.
For more information on the Standard Recode Manual please see:http:// www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg4-dhs-questi onnaires-and-manuals.cfm
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