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Forum: Mortality
 Topic: Neonatal death highest Proportion in U5CM. However, a Rare Statistical Event
Neonatal death highest Proportion in U5CM. However, a Rare Statistical Event [message #21998] Sat, 16 January 2021 03:04 is currently offline
Messages: 68
Registered: July 2020
Senior Member
Dear DHS Representative,

I have come across the limitation of estimating the NMR through survey data that "The survey data on neonatal mortality may be affected by limited sample size because even in high mortality settings, neonatal deaths are a rare (statistical) event, (Hill and Choi 2006)."

My Mind is not accepting this statement due to the following reasons;

1. I am living in a country (Pakistan) that has the highest NMR across the globe.

2. My country does not have CRVS across its region.

3. How the science of statistics comes to the conclusion that due to "limited sample size" in a "high mortality setting, neonatal death is rare statistical event."

Quest1: How it can be proved that this statement holds true for my country and other regions with high NMR?

Quest2: What is the statistical test to prove that due to the limited sample size in a nationwide household survey like DHS the sample size was small?

Quest3: Does a rare statistical event creates survivor bias. (I am asking this because the author has mentioned this limitation of the rare statistical event in the paragraph on survivor bias)

Looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards

Dr. Hussain
Forum: Other countries
 Topic: Congo 2005 and Cameroon 2018
Congo 2005 and Cameroon 2018 [message #21961] Mon, 11 January 2021 08:47
Natalie is currently offline  Natalie
Messages: 2
Registered: April 2019
Dear all,

I was wondering whether you could provide me with the details of how the different ethnicities in the dataset are grouped into the following ethnic groups in the final DHS reports:

Congo 2005:



Cameroon 2018:

Bantoïde Sud-Ouest
Grassfields Bamilike/Bamoun Côtier/Ngoe/Oroko
Etranger/autre ethnie

Thank you so much for your help!

Best regards,

[Updated on: Fri, 15 January 2021 11:44]

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Forum: Service Provision Assessment (SPA)
 Topic: Bangladesh Health Facility Survey 2017
Bangladesh Health Facility Survey 2017 [message #21988] Wed, 13 January 2021 13:02
shakim is currently offline  shakim
Messages: 1
Registered: January 2021
Dear Bridgette and SPA experts,

I am working with Bangladesh Health Facility Survey (BHFS), 2017. I used variable Q1422(5) and Q906(08) for creating "tetanus toxoid vaccine" as a medicine for ANC service in Nepal Health Facility Survey, 2015 and Afghanistan SPA and the percentage was similar to the reports.
Variable Q1422(5) is not available in BHFS 2017, though Q906(08) is available. If I use only Q906(08) for the variable "tetanus vaccine" as a medicine for ANC service in BHFS 2017, would it be correct?
If not, please help in identifying the variable "tetanus toxoid vaccine" for ANC service using BHFS 2017.

Another issue:
I created variable "Injectable glucose solution" as a medicine for diabetes using Q903(15), the percentage (19.2) is similar to the report (page 152, table 8.2). Similarly, I created variable "Injectable insulin" using Q903(18), but the percentage was not similar to the report which is 29.2. Please help in creating the variable "Injectable insulin" in BHFS 2017.

Thanks for your attention.

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