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Forum: Weighting data
 Topic: Deriving district population size from DHS weights?
Deriving district population size from DHS weights? [message #18505] Wed, 11 December 2019 09:31
camilleatpik is currently offline  camilleatpik
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Registered: July 2019
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For my analysis, I would need to retrieve the size of the population of DHS region / district (for many surveys). I was wondering if this is possible to derive the district's population size from the DHS weights, since those are meant to adjust for the district's population size.

If not, is there any other way to derive the district's population size?

I would appreciate any help !
All best,
Camille
Forum: Other countries
 Topic: Cameroon 2011 DHS
Cameroon 2011 DHS [message #18514] Wed, 11 December 2019 21:02
Beaver_301 is currently offline  Beaver_301
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Registered: December 2019
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Hello,

I was wondering when the tentative date of availability of the 2018 DHS dataset will be. Furthermore, is there a variable in the 2011 DHS dataset that captures cost spent (out-of-pocket expenses) to access healthcare services?

Looking forward to hearing your responses.

Thank you!
Forum: Child Health
 Topic: anemia prevalence
anemia prevalence [message #18502] Tue, 10 December 2019 14:52
zelalem is currently offline  zelalem
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Registered: November 2019
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Dear all
l am analysing Ethiopian DHS 2016 PR&KR 71FL data sets after merging. My question is that after merging data sets to determine the prevalence of anemia and associated factors on children aged 6-59 months, the figure on children matches with the report, but when l am analysing maternal factors the figure has significant difference with that of the child's count. ls it normal? l am thinking of as it is missing data. ls it necessarily should balance with that of child's figure? one thing that l have read is that on guide to DHS statistics manual, lt says that children whose mothers are not listed in the household questionnaire are excluded. l am understanding it as the count for children involved for anemia testing should match with their corresponding mothers count. so if this is the case can l get answers from any one here in the forum. lf it is not the case & there is no need to match the child's count with their mothers count, l am waiting for your favorable reply.
Thank you!

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 Topic: The number of children under five is different between the DHS report and the data file
The number of children under five is different between the DHS report and the data file [message #18500] Tue, 10 December 2019 02:08
shirleysnowli is currently offline  shirleysnowli
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Registered: December 2019
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Hello all,
I am working with Nepal DHS 2006, 2011, 2011 about children's diarrhea.However,I found out that in the DHS report, for example, in 2016 NDHS report,in the table 10.8 Prevalence and treatment of diarrhea,the number of children was 4887,but in the data file npkr7hdt the number of cases was 5038.
Even if no response cases are excluded in h11(had diarrhea recently), the number is not consistent with the report.
The same condition also happened in the 2006and 2011 NDHS.
Any help?
Thank you !
Forum: General
 Topic: Sample size formula DHS survey
Sample size formula DHS survey [message #18493] Mon, 09 December 2019 03:04
arjumand is currently offline  arjumand
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Registered: December 2019
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I read the sampling manual of DHS ,september 2012. The sample size formula given is deft^2*(1/p-1)/a^2 (without adjustment of response rate)

While usually for cross-sectional surveys we used simple asymptotic formula deft*1.96^2 *p*(1-p)/a^2 . Can you please explain the difference in the two.

Moreover , The sample size calculation formula for MICS survey use relative margin or error (o.15(p))^2 or (o.12(p))^2 . Why is it important to use relative margin or error instead of absolute margin of error?
Forum: Wealth Index
 Topic: Malawi DHS 2000 wealth index calculation
Malawi DHS 2000 wealth index calculation [message #18492] Sun, 08 December 2019 22:23
jenyaz5 is currently offline  jenyaz5
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Registered: July 2019
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Dear All,

I want to calculate household wealth index for Malawi DHS 2000 in SPSS using the syntax I have attached below which I got from the DHS website ( https://www.dhsprogram.com/topics/wealth-index/Wealth-Index- Construction.cfm). however after factor analysis I am failing to calculate the combined wealth score. any suggestion on how I should proceed?, is the syntax I have attached correct?

Thank you



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