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Calculating minimum meal frequency Thu, 30 August 2018 11:32
 ma4g17@soton.ac.uk Messages: 1Registered: August 2018 Member
Hello,

I am doing my dissertation on the risk factors of stunting in Nepal, and I need to use the three variables V469E V469F V469X to calculate the minimum meal frequency but there are a lot of the data missing, can I know how did you calculate it for the report?
Thank you,
Re: Calculating minimum meal frequency [message #15691 is a reply to message #15689] Thu, 30 August 2018 12:26
 Liz-DHS Messages: 1516Registered: February 2013 Senior Member
Dear User, to use these variables V469E, V469F and V469X { at least one child born in the last two years and living with respondent }.
CSPro shows partial coding in the recode as follows:
``` { times gave child tinned/powdered/fresh milk }
V469E  = Q650DN;
{ times gave child infant formula }
V469F  = Q650EN;
{ times gave child yogurt }
V469X  = Q650GN;
```

Take a look at the woman's questionnaire and look at the skips to determine where you would encounter data which is not applicable. Missing data (different from Not Applicable) is identified as:
Quote:

9999, 999, 99, 9 This question should have been answered by the respondent, but the questionnaire
contained no information for this variable (missing data). This code is mainly used
in paper based surveys.
Take a look at your frequencies to help you in your analysis. Also take a look at The Guide to DHS Statistics
Please look at pages 127-128 for additional information on how missings are taken into account.
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