The DHS Program User Forum
Discussions regarding The DHS Program data and results
Home » Topics » Reproductive Health » Creating variable of first prenatal care visit (What is the STATA command for creating first prenatal visit?)
Creating variable of first prenatal care visit [message #20235] Wed, 14 October 2020 07:20 Go to next message
ShiyamT is currently offline  ShiyamT
Messages: 2
Registered: October 2020
Member
Hi,
Currently, I am working on determinants of delayed first prenatal care in Pakistan. What STATA command used to create this variable?
Re: Creating variable of first prenatal care visit [message #20239 is a reply to message #20235] Wed, 14 October 2020 09:02 Go to previous message
Shireen-DHS is currently offline  Shireen-DHS
Messages: 45
Registered: August 2020
Location: USA
Member
Hello,

The variable you need for this question is the number of months pregnant at time of first ANC visit (m13_1 in IR file among women). This is calculated for the most recent birth in the last five years.

To understand this indicator better please refer to the Guide to DHS Statistics here: https://www.dhsprogram.com/Data/Guide-to-DHS-Statistics/inde x.htm#t=Antenatal_Care.htm%23Percent_distribution_of15bc-2&a mp;rhtocid=_12_0_1

To know how to code the variable in Stata and others listed in the Guide to DHS statistics please use our code library stored on the GitHub site here: https://github.com/DHSProgram/DHS-Indicators-Stata

The variable you are looking for is in the Reproductive health chapter (Chapter 9) and the variable you are looking for is coded in the RH_ANC.do file on GitHub here: https://github.com/DHSProgram/DHS-Indicators-Stata/tree/mast er/Chap09_RH

However to use this code and any code on our GitHub site, please first read the readme file and also the main file for the chapter. In this case you will need to run the RH_age_period.do file first then use RH_ANC.do to code the two indicators :
rh_anc_moprg "Number of months pregnant at time of first ANC visit"
rh_anc_4mo "Attended ANC <4 months of pregnancy".

Thank you.

Best,

Shireen Assaf
The DHS Program
Previous Topic: Age at menarche
Next Topic: Media exposure
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Sat Nov 28 15:11:42 Coordinated Universal Time 2020