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Vitamin A supplements in last 6 months Sun, 24 February 2019 08:33
 govind@iips.net Messages: 5Registered: February 2018 Location: Mumbai Member
Dear All,
I want to estimate the per cent of children 6 to 59 months with vitamin A supplementation using India's NFHS-4 data. I tried to calculate, but the estimate is not matching with the reported figure (as given table no. 10.17 in the report). It is 59.5% in the report, however, I am getting 58.8 % using below mentioned codes

gen agemonths = v008 - b3

gen month = h33m if h33m<13 & h33m>0
gen year=h33y if h33y>2004 & h33y<2016
gen vacccmc = (year - 1900)*12 + month
gen last6 = v008 - vacccmc
gen lastva = 1 if last6<7

gen vita=0 if b5==1
replace vita=1 if h34==1
replace vita=1 if lastva==1

Please let me know, where I am doing the mistake.
Thanks.

Govind
Re: Vitamin A supplements in last 6 months [message #18924 is a reply to message #16724] Fri, 20 March 2020 10:45
 mona Messages: 5Registered: January 2020 Member
Hi Govind,

I am facing the same issue. Were you able to resolve the problem? Using the following syntax I get 59.1%. It would be really great if you can get back with your experience on this.

gen age = v008 - b3

gen month = h33m if h33m<13
gen year=h33y if h33y <=2016
gen vacccmc = (year - 1900)*12 + month
gen last6 = v008 - vacccmc
gen lastva = 1 if last6<7

gen vita=0 if b5==1
replace vita=1 if h34==1
replace vita=1 if lastva==1

tab vita if age>5 & age<60 [iw=v005/1000000]
Re: Vitamin A supplements in last 6 months [message #19205 is a reply to message #16724] Fri, 08 May 2020 17:02
 Liz-DHS Messages: 1516Registered: February 2013 Senior Member
Dear User, you may want to look at this link. It contains Stata code to produce Demographic and Health Survey Indicators.
Look at Chapter 11 Nutrition of Children & Adults.
The Guide to DHS Statistics is also an excellent resource.
After reviewing these resources, if you still need assistance, please post again. Thank you!
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