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Need information about some variables. [message #17908] Fri, 12 July 2019 09:03 Go to next message
tahneiaquader is currently offline  tahneiaquader
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Dear All,

My query might sound silly. But being a newbie I am not well conversant with DHS dataset. Can anyone please tell me where to search for V008A, B17, B18 and B19 in Bangladesh DHS dataset. I need CDC for recoding timely vaccination, but what I am getting is CMC.

Thanks in advance.
Tania

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Re: Need information about some variables. [message #18098 is a reply to message #17908] Mon, 16 September 2019 12:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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Dear Tania

The century day code (CDC) variables do not exist for this survey as day of birth was not asked in the birth history for the Bangladesh DHS 2014. Century day code variables were added to the DHS standard shortly after this survey was conducted. However, it would be possible to get the day of birth from the PR file for children weighed and measured, where the day of birth is also asked (see hc16). You could use this to produce the CDC with the mdy function.

gen CDC = mdy(m, d, y) + 21916

where m = month (, d = day, y = year of birth, e.g.

gen CDCdob = mdy(hc30, hc16, hc31) + 21916
Re: Need information about some variables. [message #18102 is a reply to message #18098] Tue, 17 September 2019 07:02 Go to previous message
tahneiaquader is currently offline  tahneiaquader
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Dear Mr. Trevor,

Thank you so much for your kind suggestion. I really do appreciate it. Without your code, I think I won't be able to calculate CDC.

Thank you once again.

Sincerely,
Tahneia
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