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Timor Leste - Blood Pressure For Female [message #18350] Thu, 14 November 2019 23:03 Go to next message
FLW is currently offline  FLW
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Registered: August 2019
Hi All,

I am using Timor-Leste DHS 2016 to study health screening such as blood pressure

For question item (S1201) in section 12: Non-communicable disease, "Have you ever had your blood pressure measured by a doctor or other health worker?", does it include blood pressure measured during ANY pregnancy period?

I notice something strange when I map it with M24C_1, "As part of your antenatal care during this pregnancy, were any of the following
done at least once: Was your blood pressure measured?".

Some respondents answered "YES" for M24C_1 but "NO" for S1201. There are also cases with "NO" in S1201 but "missing" in M24C_1.

I can't find the country-specific recode manual and I can't find the description of S1201 in the standard recode manual.

Does anyone know where can I obtain the country-specific recode manual?
And, why the data does not match between S1201 and M24C_1?

Thank you.
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Re: Timor Leste - Blood Pressure For Female [message #18362 is a reply to message #18350] Mon, 18 November 2019 15:55 Go to previous message
lmallick is currently offline  lmallick
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Registered: June 2019
Dear user,

The question "Have you ever had your blood pressure measured by a doctor or other health worker?" was administered to households selected for the non-communicable disease module among women age 30 and older, regardless if they have had a live birth in the last 5 years. This can be seen on page 504 of the final report. The question about blood pressure measurement during antenatal care was only asked of women about their most recent birth in the last 5 years. So there will be missing cases when you crosstab. Among women age 30+ selected for the NCD module who also had a live birth in the last 5 years (which looks to be about 905 unweighted cases) there will be discordant responses, unfortunately. That is an artifact of self-report or recall bias (non-sampling error).

Thank you,
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