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computation of sibling composition [message #12207] Mon, 10 April 2017 05:25 Go to next message
devraj is currently offline  devraj
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Hello everyone,

I want to compute sibling composition variable using DHS data for any country. whereas, sibling composition variable include number of older sisters and brothers each child has at the time of his/her birth.

please help on above issue

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Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12267 is a reply to message #12207] Wed, 19 April 2017 03:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

I assume you are referring to sibling listing in the maternal mortality module. It is not quite clear; you may also be referring to the birth history. Below what you would need when referring to the sibling listing:

First you would need a survey with the maternal mortality module implemented, for example Zimbabwe DHS 2015.
Then take variables:

MMC1: Number of siblings of respondent (add one, the respondent, for total sibship size)

and

MMC2: Number of siblings born before respondent's birth

Then should have what you need.

Good luck with you analysis.

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Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12268 is a reply to message #12267] Wed, 19 April 2017 05:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am referring birth history data, then what should i do to calculate sex composition
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12269 is a reply to message #12268] Wed, 19 April 2017 05:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In that case you would use total number of children ever born in V201, the date of birth of the child in B3 (or you could also use B18 or B19 if available (only in very recent surveys)) and compare that to her/his brother/sisters.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12271 is a reply to message #12269] Wed, 19 April 2017 05:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But i want to calculate number of older brother and sister, how can i compute it using b3 and v201
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12272 is a reply to message #12271] Wed, 19 April 2017 06:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You would take B3 of the child you want to know the number of older brothers/sisters for. You then look, in the birth history, how many brothers/sisters have a value of B3 smaller than the child you want to know the number of older brothers/sisters for.

Easier than that even would be to use the birth order of the child (BORD). You then know directly the total number of older children. Please note that there are twins (or even triplets) also.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12278 is a reply to message #12272] Thu, 20 April 2017 00:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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last night i tried to calculate it using Zimbabwe DHS 2015, but not able to compute it. Please kindly provide some information/guidance to computation of variable
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #12353 is a reply to message #12278] Thu, 04 May 2017 05:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Actually there is no computation involved. You can take directly the value from variable BORD. This will tell you the birth order and with that the number of older siblings, if any.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #14649 is a reply to message #12353] Thu, 26 April 2018 02:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear sir,
i am calculating sibling composition variable but how i can identify how many children the woman have?
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #14650 is a reply to message #14649] Thu, 26 April 2018 03:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Please look at a variable called V201 for children ever born of the respondent. When looking at total number of siblings of the respondent, please look for a variable called MMC1. Good luck with your analysis.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #14653 is a reply to message #14650] Thu, 26 April 2018 04:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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how i can identify this unused Rec84 in datasets.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #14659 is a reply to message #14653] Thu, 26 April 2018 10:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm not sure I understand your question. Please elaborate some more. What is it you exactly want to do?
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #14670 is a reply to message #14659] Fri, 27 April 2018 02:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello Sir,
I am interested in the household a pair of the male-female sibling.
Or also percentage distribution of sibling composition with a specific sex of the child.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #14688 is a reply to message #14670] Mon, 30 April 2018 03:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Household members in DHS in general are defacto, or those who slept in the household the night preceding the survey. It will not be possible to get to complete sibling listings that way. Relationship structures will not always be clear and members of a sibship may be living outside the household also. This kind of analysis will be more meaningful using a sibling listing when a maternal mortality module is implemented or when using a birth or pregnancy history from one respondent.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #14689 is a reply to message #14688] Mon, 30 April 2018 04:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Sir,
Please give me the suggestion for computation of households with a pair of male-female siblings.
I am going to this calculation on birth order one who is having one male and female child. can you give me suggestion to right approach for computing or some other way.
Many thanks in advance.
Re: computation of sibling composition [message #14706 is a reply to message #14689] Tue, 01 May 2018 13:12 Go to previous message
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Dear User,
Please review the following resources: The Guide to DHS Statistics https:// dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg1-dhs-questionna ires-and-manuals.cfm, The Standard Recode Manual https:// dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSG4-DHS-Questionna ires-and-Manuals.cfm and Using Datasets for Analysis https://dhsprogram.com/data/Using-Datasets-for-Analysis.cfm. You may also want to post your code. Others in the user community may be able to provide some guidance. Please reveal the dataset and survey year you are analyzing. Thank you!
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