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POSTNATAL CARE FOR NEWBORN [message #14423] Thu, 05 April 2018 07:29 Go to next message
dhs110 is currently offline  dhs110
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Dear Experts
Thank you very much for always being so helpful.
I am using Pakistan 2012-13 data set (IR data) for knowing antenatal and postnatal care in women and child only for the recent birth. I used the variables m70_1 and m71_1. But there are a lot of missing values. I am confused that i made some mistake.Is this question asked from every mother who has a live birth 5 years preceding the survey. Kindly guide me about the commands in spss or sas ( for m70_1 and m71_1) to assess the relationship between socio-demographic variables and postnatal care. I want to check my analysis with these commands.
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dhs110
Re: POSTNATAL CARE FOR NEWBORN [message #14432 is a reply to message #14423] Thu, 05 April 2018 23:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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If you are using m70_1 and m71_1 in the IR file, these will be missing for any woman who has not had a birth in the past 5 years. If you tab v208 (births in the last 5 years) there are 6097 (unweighted cases with no birth in the last five years, exactly the number of cases missing on m70_1. m71_1 is missing for those same cases as well as for all cases that did not say yes on m70_1.
Re: POSTNATAL CARE FOR NEWBORN [message #14433 is a reply to message #14432] Thu, 05 April 2018 23:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you very much

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Re: POSTNATAL CARE FOR NEWBORN [message #14434 is a reply to message #14432] Thu, 05 April 2018 23:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dhs110 is currently offline  dhs110
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Dear Trevor
Kindly guide me what to do? I am working on women who had a live birth 5 years preceding the survey, (if v208=0 then delete). These missing values are for mothers who had no birth, should i deleted all the missing values and or reduce my sample size?
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Re: POSTNATAL CARE FOR NEWBORN [message #14435 is a reply to message #14434] Thu, 05 April 2018 23:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It is not for me to tell you what to do - it is your analysis. If you want to look at postnatal care you do need to select only the women who had a birth in the five years preceding the survey.
Re: POSTNATAL CARE FOR NEWBORN [message #14436 is a reply to message #14435] Thu, 05 April 2018 23:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear DHS Expert
Thank you for your quick response. I am not asking about my analysis. I just wanted to know how do you experts advice in these situations. Anyway, i got it.
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Re: POSTNATAL CARE FOR NEWBORN [message #14557 is a reply to message #14423] Sat, 21 April 2018 17:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You may find using the variable-specific documentation for variables of interest on the IPUMS-DHS website to be helpful in determining the universe (who answered the question). The Pakistan DHS surveys are now included in IPUMS-DHS (available at idhsdata.org). You can search for variables using the DHS variable name (which in your example would be M70_1 (or M70_X) and M71_1 (or M71_X). Click on the variable name to go to the "variable description," which includes a tab for "universe" (specifying who answered the question) which is empirically checked by the IPUMS-DHS staff.

Using your example, here are how the universes are described on the IPUMS-DHS website:
M70_1 for Pakistan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey
M71_1 for Pakistan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and whose last-born child had a postnatal check within 2 months of delivery.

Similar detailed information about universes is available for every sample included in every variable in IPUMS-DHS.

Miriam King


Dr. Miriam King
IPUMS-DHS Project Manager (www.idhsdata.org)
Re: POSTNATAL CARE FOR NEWBORN [message #14618 is a reply to message #14557] Mon, 23 April 2018 00:46 Go to previous message
dhs110 is currently offline  dhs110
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Dear Miriam King
Thank you very much for your guidance. It really worked and helped me a lot.
Regards.


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