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replicating child health data--does under 5 ever include children older than 60 months? [message #12368] Fri, 05 May 2017 16:49 Go to next message
AnnM
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Location: Boston
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I'm working with a dataset from Madagascar, and am trying to replicate a result (vaccinations). The only way I can replicate it is to take as the denominator (base data set) for under 5s as follows (stata commands):
generate lastbirth5year=1 if cdoi - cdob <60 & col_sec3==1 (in other words, if the child is <60 months of age and the last born child). And then using the command :
replace lastbirth5year=1 if lastbirth5year==. & qw305 ~=.. Where qw305 is the question of whether or not someone had a prenatal consult with the pregnancy.

When I put these together, I get the same numbers that are in the report. Is this something standard in DHS? Maybe to include the children whose ages/birth months might be unknown? Or is it more usually the case that you just rely on the CMC age being less than 60 months, and this represents an error in the report? Because some of these children who have been included in the calculations have "cage"s up to 65 months. Thus my confusion. Many thanks!
Re: replicating child health data--does under 5 ever include children older than 60 months? [message #12658 is a reply to message #12368] Wed, 28 June 2017 16:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Which dataset are you using? Are you working with Madagascar 2008-09 or another survey?
Thank you!
Re: replicating child health data--does under 5 ever include children older than 60 months? [message #12697 is a reply to message #12658] Fri, 30 June 2017 11:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AnnM
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Hi--Thank you for your response! No, it's a different survey, but is supposed to be the same methods as Madagascar 2008/2009, just in one specific geographic area.
Re: replicating child health data--does under 5 ever include children older than 60 months? [message #12698 is a reply to message #12697] Fri, 30 June 2017 11:42 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Thanks Ann. Can you please specify that dataset you are working with?
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