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Barriers to the utilization of malaria preventive measures in Nigeria among pregnant women - Variabl [message #11315] Sun, 04 December 2016 22:16 Go to next message
dryemi is currently offline  dryemi
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Good evening.
Relating to the topic "Barriers to the utilization of malaria preventive measures among pregnant women in rural Nigeria". I reviewed the PDF Malaria Indicator Survey (2010) summary as well as the datasets. While trying to match the variables in the dataset against the questions in the 2010 MIS pdf summary report, the numbers do not match. For instance, for the "Traditional birth attendant" variable, the question numbers are 226b and 304; however, the attrib numbers in the dataset are M2G_1 format = F00073 Traditional birth attendant (1)
M2G_2 format = F00073 Traditional birth attendant (2)
M2G_3 format = F00073 Traditional birth attendant (3)
M2G_4 format = F00073 Traditional birth attendant (4)
M2G_5 format = F00073 Traditional birth attendant (5)
M2G_6 format = F00073 Traditional birth attendant (6)

Why is the variable separated into 6 parts especially since it is only related to one question?
Are there other questions related to this variable?
Is there a reason why the dataset attrib numbers and question numbers don't match?
Please advice. Thank you.
Re: Barriers to the utilization of malaria preventive measures in Nigeria among pregnant women - Variabl [message #11370 is a reply to message #11315] Fri, 09 December 2016 15:05 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User,
Please refer to The Standard Recode Manual
Quote:

This document contains two parts. The first part is a general discussion of the recode file, including the
rationale for recoding; description of the physical structure in which the recode file is available; coding
standards used in the data file; location of identification information; use of century month codes for dates and
imputation of partial dates; DHS model questionnaires; sections and occurrences. The second part provides a
description of each variable in the data file, giving additional information that is not available in the
dictionary.

The Standard Recode Manual can be found on our website http:// www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG4/Recode6_DHS_22March2013_DH SG4.pdf (Maternity section page 55).
There are up to six parts for each of these variables as a woman may have had more than one birth in the five years before the survey for which data are collected.

Thank you!
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