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Treatment of symptoms of ARI [message #18549] Mon, 23 December 2019 02:48 Go to next message
jubayerbiswas is currently offline  jubayerbiswas
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Registered: December 2019
Hi, there

I am looking for antibiotic use for ARI in the Bangladesh DHS 2014 Data and trying to understand reported ( Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014; page 147 ) percentage of children under age 5 with symptoms of ARI who received antibiotics. I am using BDKR70FL.DTA . For calculation, i am using the following code in STATA
gen antibio=0 if ari==1
replace antibio=1 if ari==1 & (s538g==1 | s538h==1 |s538i==1 |s538j==1 |s538k==1 | s538l==1 |s538m==1 )

The problem is that my calculated percentage is lower than the reported percentage (
Is there anyone who help me to clarify this issue

Re: Treatment of symptoms of ARI [message #18838 is a reply to message #18549] Thu, 27 February 2020 17:25 Go to previous message
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User, take a look at this link. It contains the DHS Indicators in Stata. You probably want to look at Chapter 10. Also may want to refer to The Guide to DHS Statistics.
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