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Pregnancy history. Are termination dates for all terminations available (Colombia 2005 & 2010)? [message #13951] Mon, 29 January 2018 06:41 Go to next message
larodri
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Hi,

I'm trying to use the pregnancy history data from the Colombia 2005 and 2010 surveys. In the case of terminations (i.e. pregnancies that do not end with a live birth; abortions, miscarriages, etc.) The datasets (Individual recode) include the number of terminations but I can only find the type of termination, date, and duration of pregnancy for to the last termination (Q239 and Q252 in the 2005 and 2010 questionnaires respectively) but not for previous terminations.

According to the questionnaires, this information should be available.** Is there a way to access to it?

** For instance, questions Q262 & Q263 in the 2010 are: "Pregunte la fecha y la duración de cada embarazo que no terminó en nacido vivo, posterior a noviembre de 2004. Ponga "t" en la columna 1 del calendario en el mes que tuvo la pérdida y "e" en cada uno de los meses en los que estuvo embarazada.
Diligencie las casillas que aparecen al final del calendario en la margen izquierda con el mes y el año de terminación del último embarazo no nacido vivo antes de noviembre de 2004"[/i]


Thank you,
Re: Pregnancy history. Are termination dates for all terminations available (Colombia 2005 & 2010)? [message #14416 is a reply to message #13951] Wed, 04 April 2018 16:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User, Do you still need assistance with this post? Thank you!
Re: Pregnancy history. Are termination dates for all terminations available (Colombia 2005 & 2010)? [message #14422 is a reply to message #14416] Thu, 05 April 2018 07:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
larodri
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Yes please.
Thank you.
Re: Pregnancy history. Are termination dates for all terminations available (Colombia 2005 & 2010)? [message #14425 is a reply to message #14422] Thu, 05 April 2018 10:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User, A response from senior data processing expert, Mr. Guillermo Rojas:
Quote:

Terminations as well as their durations are defined in column 1 of the calendar ( variable Vcal_1). Each position in the calendar is associated to a date and they are represented by T followed by as many Ps. The pregnancy duration for the terminations are therefore defined by one month for the T plus as many months as Ps preceded. Variable V017 define the Century Month Code (CMC) of the start of the calendar and variable V018 define the row of the month of interview.

We have a new tool for working with calendar data. Check it out. https://www.dhsprogram.com/data/calendar-tutorial/
Thank you!

[Updated on: Fri, 06 April 2018 09:58]

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Re: Pregnancy history. Are termination dates for all terminations available (Colombia 2005 & 2010)? [message #15613 is a reply to message #14425] Thu, 23 August 2018 05:16 Go to previous message
larodri
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Thank you. The calendar is what I was after and the tool is extremely useful!
Best regards,
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