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Dummy for full immunization [message #18184] Tue, 08 October 2019 11:31 Go to next message
armay is currently offline  armay
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I'm trying to create a dummy variable using the IR datafile and I want to make sure each child has one line. I believe each vaccination variable has multiple columns for each child in the household. (i.e. h2_1,h2_2, h2_3, h2_4 etc are showing the bcg status for each child). If this is correct, do I need to reshape the data from wide to long or is there any other way to ensure each child has a line?
Re: Dummy for full immunization [message #18239 is a reply to message #18184] Fri, 18 October 2019 12:34 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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You might want to use the Child file (KR) or the Births file (BR), because in these files, the unit of analysis (case) is the children of women born in the last 5 years (0-59 months)(KR), or the children ever born of eligible women (BR).

Please read about dataset types at: https://www.dhsprogram.com/data/Dataset-Types.cfm
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