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Dataset [message #12731] Wed, 05 July 2017 07:49 Go to next message
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Hi, I am new in using DHS dataset. Actually, I am doing a trend analysis in stunting using four dataset of Nepal. What I am confused is, I could see there are number of variables representing same variable like HC4$1 HC4$2 HC4$3 HC4$4 .... for height for age percentile. similarly, there are six variable for "height of children taken lying or standing" HC15$1 HC15$2 to HC15$6 in NDHS 2011. Both are not multiple response. In this case, how to identify which one to use for analysis.

When I checked data manual, it only explains about the meaning of variable but does not give information on subset of variable. Please help me sort out my confusion.

Thank you

Re: Dataset [message #13078 is a reply to message #12731] Fri, 15 September 2017 15:32 Go to previous message
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Dear User,
If you look at the questionnaire for Nepal DHS 2011 (located in the back of the final report http:// Reports.cfm), you will see that there is more than one child being measured. The $ and number after the dollar sign refers to the nth child being measured. Screen shot attached.
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