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Sexwise total number of living children of mothers Thu, 11 October 2018 00:35
 rkchettri Messages: 18Registered: November 2017 Member
Dear expert,

Can you provide how to calculate the total parity, total number and gender of the living children of the mothers? We are using Stata software.

I tried to identify the total number of female children of women using the following command, but it did not work
recode b4_01 1=0 2=1, gen(b4_01f)
recode b4_02 1=0 2=1 , gen(b4_02f)
recode b4_03 1=0 2=1 , gen(b4_03f)
recode b4_04 1=0 2=1 , gen(b4_04f)
recode b4_05 1=0 2=1 , gen(b4_05f)
recode b4_06 1=0 2=1 , gen(b4_06f)
recode b4_07 1=0 2=1 , gen(b4_07f)
recode b4_08 1=0 2=1, gen(b4_08f)
recode b4_09 1=0 2=1 , gen(b4_09f)
recode b4_10 1=0 2=1 , gen(b4_10f)

gen b4totf=b4_01f +b4_02f+ b4_03f+ b4_04f+ b4_05f +b4_06f+ b4_07f +b4_08f+ b4_09f+ b4_10f

Regards,
RK
Re: Sexwise total number of living children of mothers [message #16056 is a reply to message #15961] Wed, 31 October 2018 09:41
 Trevor-DHS Messages: 697Registered: January 2013 Senior Member
These variables already exist in the women's recode file in variables v201 (total parity) to v208. Total female children ever born is the sum of v203 + v205 + v207.
Re: Sexwise total number of living children of mothers [message #16060 is a reply to message #16056] Wed, 31 October 2018 11:18
 rkchettri Messages: 18Registered: November 2017 Member
Thank you for this clue. But we are looking for total number female or male living children at the time of interview.
Thank you again.
Re: Sexwise total number of living children of mothers [message #16061 is a reply to message #16060] Wed, 31 October 2018 11:51
 Trevor-DHS Messages: 697Registered: January 2013 Senior Member
If you read the labels for the variables you will see that two of those variables are about living children and one is about dead children. So total living female children is v203 + v205, and total living male children is v202 + v204.
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