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Mothers age at birth [message #1459] Fri, 28 February 2014 02:52 Go to next message
pkaburi is currently offline  pkaburi
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Hi,

I am using DHS data set and I am unable to locate the variable mother age at birth. How can i generate the variable?

regards

Patrick
Re: Mothers age at birth [message #1461 is a reply to message #1459] Fri, 28 February 2014 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Maternal age at birth is computed as follows: (B3-V011)/12.
You may also want to refer to The Guide to DHS Statistics. http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG1/Guide_to_DHS_Statis tics_29Oct2012_DHSG1.pdf The document is bookmarked. Under the bookmark: III. Guide to Indivdual Statistics, the 4th bookmark under that section, you will find "Age at First Birth". You may also find the Standard Recode Manual http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG4/Recode6_DHS_22March 2013_DHSG4.pdf useful as you look at the recode variables for your data.
Thank you.
Re: Mothers age at birth [message #10836 is a reply to message #1461] Thu, 22 September 2016 21:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mnisha is currently offline  mnisha
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Hi,
I am working on BDHS 2014 data. I want to calculate 'mother's age at delivery' for the stillbirths. Could you please suggest me which dataset I need to use to calculate mother's age for the stillbirths- BR or IR? Does BR dataset contain any information for the stillbirths?
Regards,
Nisha
Re: Mothers age at birth [message #10840 is a reply to message #10836] Fri, 23 September 2016 09:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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Stillbirths are not included in the birth history - only live births. If you want to calculate mother's age at delivery for live births, you can use the BR (or KR) dataset and the following code:

gen mage_deliv = int((b3 - v011)/12)

The only information on stillbirths is collected in the calendar, and presented in table 8.5 of the report. This is estimated based on any non-live births in the last five years reported in the calendar. The data for the calendar (vcal_1) can be found in the IR file.
Re: Mothers age at birth [message #10842 is a reply to message #1459] Fri, 23 September 2016 10:23 Go to previous message
mnisha is currently offline  mnisha
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Hi,
I am trying to calculate inter-pregnancy interval (in months) for stillbirths from BDHS 2014 data. Could you please help me to find the right way to calculate that variable?

Regards,
Nisha

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