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Variable V238 in NFHS 1 [message #11304] Thu, 01 December 2016 09:48 Go to next message
dhs110 is currently offline  dhs110
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Dear DHS Experts
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 searching for it but this variable is not present in NFHS 1(1992-93).
What is the alternative variable then?
Thanks in advance

dhs110


dhs110
Re: Variable V238 in NFHS 1 [message #11446 is a reply to message #11304] Thu, 22 December 2016 01:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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Actually in NFHS 1 there is information for children born in the four years preceding the interview. Using the Individiual Recode file, you can calculate the births in the last 4 years as follows:
gen kids = 0
foreach b of var b3* {
  replace kids = kids + 1 if v008 - `b' < 48
}
I also discovered that in this survey, although v208 is labeled births in the last 5 years it actually contains births in the last 4 years. You can verify this by comparing v208 to the kids variable as follows:
tab v208 kids
So thus you can use v208 for this survey.
Re: Variable V238 in NFHS 1 [message #11453 is a reply to message #11446] Thu, 22 December 2016 03:15 Go to previous message
dhs110 is currently offline  dhs110
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Thank you very much dear. It works.
Regards.


dhs110
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