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Manual calculation of fertility [message #12289] Sat, 22 April 2017 05:25 Go to next message
devraj is currently offline  devraj
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I want to calculate age specific fertility rate using DHS data. I got number of birth by age group but not able to get exposure of women (denominator to calculate ASFR).Also, it should be manual computation because i want to understand the process of calculation. Please suggest manual process of computation.


Note Don't suggest already created program which gives direct estimate because i want to learn
Re: Manual calculation of fertility [message #12290 is a reply to message #12289] Sat, 22 April 2017 08:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
schoumaker is currently offline  schoumaker
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You can look at the Guide to DHS statistics, pages 27-27 (www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG1/Guide_to_DHS_Statistics_2 9Oct2012_DHSG1.pdf).

You can download a SPSS code from the DHS website - it should help you underestand how exposure is computed.

Best,

Bruno


Bruno Schoumaker
Centre for Demographic Research
Université catholique de Louvain
Re: Manual calculation of fertility [message #12291 is a reply to message #12290] Sat, 22 April 2017 08:05 Go to previous message
schoumaker is currently offline  schoumaker
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The SPSS code is available at: http://legacy.dhsprogram.com/zip/frspss.zip

Bruno Schoumaker
Centre for Demographic Research
Université catholique de Louvain
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