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In Senegal 2019 SPA Sick Child observation ALL children are dehydrated [message #20546] Tue, 17 November 2020 12:17 Go to next message
Sarah B is currently offline  Sarah B
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Dear SPA experts,

In the Senegal 2019 SPA sick child observation dataset SNSC8AFLSP, all children are coded as having a diagnosis of dehydration according to variable oc201.
. ta oc201 

         dehydration dx |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
------------------------+-----------------------------------
  1. severe dehydration |         14        1.60        1.60
2. moderate dehydration |          4        0.46        2.05
    3. mild dehydration |        859       97.95      100.00
------------------------+-----------------------------------
                  Total |        877      100.00
I am guessing this is incorrect, and that oc201=3 should mean no dehydration diagnosis, which would align with the questionnaire in the final report https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/SPA33/SPA33.T.pdf.

Can you please confirm if my interpretation is correct, and we should consider oc201=3 to mean no dehydration diagnosis?

Thanks!
Sarah

[Updated on: Tue, 17 November 2020 12:18]

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Re: In Senegal 2019 SPA Sick Child observation ALL children are dehydrated [message #21551 is a reply to message #20546] Wed, 18 November 2020 09:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Specialist, Albert Themme:

You are right concerning your observation on OC201. The value set of OC201 in the 3-level dictionary combining facility, provider and client used during the export is indeed not consistent with the 1-level dictionary used in the field. In this dictionary the value set is: 1 = Severe dehydration, 2 = Signs of dehydration and 3 = No signs of dehydration.

This will be corrected.
Re: In Senegal 2019 SPA Sick Child observation ALL children are dehydrated [message #21552 is a reply to message #21551] Wed, 18 November 2020 10:17 Go to previous message
Sarah B is currently offline  Sarah B
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Thank you very much!
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