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Age at first marriage [message #20491] Thu, 12 November 2020 05:47 Go to next message
Nahid is currently offline  Nahid
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Dear expert,
I would like to calculate percentage of women age 20-24 years marriage by exact 18 years. For that I have generate denominator using awfactt and v005 and numerator number of women getting married before age 18. And successfully calculated matched with report. However, I am confused how to calculate rural urban disaggregation. Should I use awfactt and disaggregated by the v025 or use awfatu. Thanks in advance for any support or advice.

Kind regards
Re: Age at first marriage [message #20493 is a reply to message #20491] Thu, 12 November 2020 08:05 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Glad you were able to match the total, using awfactt. To get the indicator separately for urban and rural areas, just substitute awfactu in place of awfactt, as you said. Then restrict to v025=1 (urban) and v025=2 (rural). The Stata code for this indicator is on our GitHub site. Hope it also gives you a match. For other covariates you have to use other versions of awfact. You will only be in trouble if you want to use a covariate for which there is not an already-prepared version of awfact. You can let us know if you encounter that problem, but the Guide to DHS Statistics describes the construction and use of all-women factors for ever-married women (EMW) surveys.

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