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Forum: Ethiopia
 Topic: Calculating stillbirth using Ethiopia DHS 2000
Re: Calculating stillbirth using Ethiopia DHS 2000 [message #18791 is a reply to message #18693] Fri, 21 February 2020 01:47
Abe Kiyu is currently offline  Abe Kiyu
Messages: 3
Registered: December 2019
Dear expert, i am MPH student and i am doing my thesis on perinatal mortality rate by using the EDHS data seat but i failed to calculate the perinatal mortality rate at the end. i follow the DHS contraceptive calendar tutorial guideline, but the guideline calculates the perinatal mortality ratio, not the rate. please i need help on how to calculate the PNM rate, thank you in advance.
this is the step i followed.
thank you
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 Topic: Re-message18741
Re-message18741 [message #18792] Fri, 21 February 2020 09:28
sko16 is currently offline  sko16
Messages: 20
Registered: June 2016
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dear DHS data experts,
I am using KR file to replicate Table 11.3 page 205 in the Ethiopian DHS 2016 final report. As exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) and Non-Exclusive BF report on the final 2016 Ethiopian DHS.
I have re-categorized:
 M4 variable (Duration of breastfeeding) into '95' still breastfeeding (CBF) as '1' and all other as Not still BF/ Not-breastfeeding (Non.BF),'0'. Other variables:
 Breastfeeding and consuming plain water only (M4+V409), (BFPW)
 Breastfeeding and consuming non milk liquids (m4+V410+V412C+V413), (BFNML)
 Breastfeeding and consuming other milk (m4+V411), (BFOM)
 Breastfeeding and consuming complementary food (m4+m39a), (BFCF)
 b5 (child is alive)
 b9 (child lives with whom= 0)
 b19 (current age of child in months < 24 months)
In this way, I have extracted and found the following results which is not consistent with the above table 11.3.
Please, give me direction where is my failure; at variable extraction process or transforming and computing using SPSS?

Table 11.3 on page 205 final 2016 Ethiopian DHS i found as:
EDHS 1 2 3 4 5 6
0 5 month 50 1042 350 70 108 107 1092

Also, the total is added to 1185 in the report which is different from 1092 I found.

I have also read Guide to DHS 7 statistics and many forums on EBF. But I didn't get about Ethiopian DHS 2016 command to find Exclusive breastfeeding vs. Non-Exclusive BF. The questions was also asked by other users in 2017 but no reliable information given on the forum page at that time.

1. Are the variables identified are correct and the calculation is alright to transform using SPSS software?
2. Would you give me clue, how to extract the variables and make suitable for analysis using SPSS or STATA software's, Please?
I am waiting your keen response as soon as possible, please. As my outcome variable is to look at Exclusive breastfeeding and Non-exclusive braestfeeding mothers using the selected variables from the 2016 Ethiopian DHS.
Best regards,

Forum: General Data Questions
 Topic: DHS 8 HIV Questions
DHS 8 HIV Questions [message #18793] Fri, 21 February 2020 18:54
DaniD is currently offline  DaniD
Messages: 13
Registered: November 2014
**SORRY never mind I answered my own question--I didn't realize these are still DHS 7, not 8--my apologies!!**


First, as always, I must express my immense gratitude for this forum and to the users and experts of this DHS community who have helped me over the years.

My question today is about the new DHS 8 data for the HIV section in the women's and men's surveys. I looked at both the Zambia 2018 and Guinea 2018 data sets and could not find the variables for several of the new questions, specifically the questions asking about self-reported HIV status and the follow up questions (about ART use and stigma) for the folks who report being positive.

Was this data not collected for these two countries?

Thanks in advance for any clarification that can be provided!


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