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Forum: Core questionnaire: Malaria
 Topic: MAP requests
MAP requests [message #17454] Thu, 21 March 2019 10:15
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Requests from the Malaria Atlas Project


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 Topic: Optional module for social and behavior change communication (SBCC)
Optional module for social and behavior change communication (SBCC) [message #17366] Fri, 15 March 2019 19:46
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Optional module for countries wishing to add questions on knowledge and attitudes that influence malaria behavior. Based on multi-country analyses of survey data to identify the factors most associated with net use and care-seeking, the module can help countries use data to strengthen SBCC activities.

Developed and submitted by the Roll Back Malaria Social and Behavior Change Communication Working Group.

[Updated on: Fri, 15 March 2019 19:55]

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 Topic: Eave and window screening questions
Eave and window screening questions [message #17220] Fri, 15 March 2019 16:16
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Some preliminary observations and thoughts on utility of eave and window screening questions, in hopes of generating additional discussion through this process.
 Topic: Night time sleeping and activity patterns
Night time sleeping and activity patterns [message #17117] Fri, 15 March 2019 13:56
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A more holistic understanding of ITN use practices, and times when ITN use is not feasible, is needed. To better understand malaria risk and the protection conferred by an ITN, it is essential to know the hours when people are under an ITN, indoors but not under an ITN, and outdoors.
 Topic: Months in which nets are used
Months in which nets are used [message #17080] Fri, 15 March 2019 11:13
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Assessing seasonality of ITN use to inform SBC programming and modeling of intervention effectiveness.

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 Topic: Optional Net Preferences module
Optional Net Preferences module [message #17079] Fri, 15 March 2019 11:09
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Optional module for countries wishing to assess associations between user preferences for net characteristics, and use of ITNs of particular characteristics.
 Topic: ITNs - reasons for non use
ITNs - reasons for non use [message #17068] Fri, 15 March 2019 10:21
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adjustment to existing question and answer options.

[Updated on: Fri, 15 March 2019 10:26]

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Forum: Nutrition and Anthropometry
 Topic: Iodine intake of children
Iodine intake of children [message #17451] Wed, 20 March 2019 20:57
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Hello

I am trying to get the total number of children that were included for iodine intake of 2005, 2011 and 2016 Ethiopian DHS . can you tell me which dataset I have to use?. I am not sure if it is the children's dataset or household member dataset. Additionally which procedures do I have to follow in spss to get the exact number in the report?

Thanks
Forum: Ethiopia
 Topic: Iodine intake of children
Iodine intake of children [message #17450] Wed, 20 March 2019 20:56
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Hello

I am trying to get the total number of children that were included for iodine intake of 2005, 2011 and 2016 Ethiopian DHS . can you tell me which dataset I have to use?. I am not sure if it is the children's dataset or household member dataset. Additionally which procedures do I have to follow in spss to get the exact number in the report?

Thanks
Forum: Other countries
 Topic: DHS 1990 Pakistan merging BR with PR files
DHS 1990 Pakistan merging BR with PR files [message #17449] Wed, 20 March 2019 15:28
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Hi,

I am trying to merge the PR file with BR file for Pakistan. I am trying to use hv001, hv002, and hvidx with v001 v002 and bidx but hvidx seems to run from 1 to 55 whereas bidx only runs from 1-16. Moreover, v001 v002 and bidx does not seem to uniquely identify observations in BR file which is somewhat weird. Can you help please?


Forum: India
 Topic: Domestic Violence Index NFHS-4
Domestic Violence Index NFHS-4 [message #17447] Wed, 20 March 2019 01:53
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Dear Sir/Ma'am,

I am working on the NFHS-4 dataset. I would like to know how did you come with variable 'd005 weight for domestic violence (6 decimals)'.

Thank you,
Ayushi
Forum: Merging data files
 Topic: Merging datasets for different countries on SPSS
Merging datasets for different countries on SPSS [message #17446] Tue, 19 March 2019 20:40
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I'm analysing secondary sex ratio trends in 14 different African countries using DHS data and chi-square tests of association for 8 variables for each . However the results are very inconsistent and this may be because the sample size is too small for individual countries; it must supposedly be at least 1 million births. Therefore, as I've seen other studies do, I wanted to combine the data for the 14 countries and rerun my chi-square tests on the same variables, to see what associations hold when the data is aggregated. Does anyone know how I can merge these different datasets so that they are in one dataset- copy and pasting the data just crashes my laptop as the files are too large.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Tanzania
 Topic: Daughters' circumcision
Daughters' circumcision [message #17445] Tue, 19 March 2019 12:42
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Hello,

I am trying to replicate Table 16.4 Prevalence of circumcision and age at circumcision: girls age 0-14 in the 2015-16 Tanzania final report. Specifically, I am trying to get the age of cutting for daughters. I am working with the BR dataset. Looking at the variable g121 (is daughter circumcised) the total is 10,340 versus the total number of girls in table 16.4 being 11,795, and I cannot figure out why these totals are different. If you can provide me suggestions and/or Stata code on how to replicate this table and get information on the prevalence of circumcision and age at circumcision for daughters, that would be much appreciated.

Thank you!
Forum: Core questionnaire: Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health
 Topic: Fear of future infertility reason for nonuse
Fear of future infertility reason for nonuse [message #17442] Tue, 19 March 2019 08:40
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 Topic: Questions on marital status
Questions on marital status [message #17360] Fri, 15 March 2019 18:48
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In the current DHS, we have a question only about the age at first marriage, that limits the understanding of marriage dissolution and remarriage, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. I propose that for all marriage, we ask questions about date of debut and date of end of the union. We will be then able to also study well marriage dynamics, while coupled with children date of birth.
 Topic: Including DMPA-SC as a contraceptive option
Including DMPA-SC as a contraceptive option [message #17355] Fri, 15 March 2019 18:31
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This request is submitted on behalf of the DMPA-SC donor consortium.
 Topic: Suggestions from BCN, a group of international experts, and USAID's Center for Children in Adversity
Suggestions from BCN, a group of international experts, and USAID's Center for Children in Adversity [message #17342] Fri, 15 March 2019 17:55
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These requests for revisions are being submitted on behalf of Better Care Network, an international group of experts on children's care and demographers, and USAID's Center for Children in Adversity.
We have included 3 proposed revisions:

1) Information on non-resident minor children in the birth history
2) Maternal multipartner fertility
3) Start date of most recent union

This group's top priority is listed as number 1.

Thanks for your consideration.

Florence Martin
Director
Better Care Network
 Topic: Questions on social interactions about family planning
Questions on social interactions about family planning [message #17313] Fri, 15 March 2019 17:27
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We propose two social interactions questions related to family planning: (1) spousal communication; (2) personal advocacy
 Topic: Questions on exposure to family planning and HIV/AIDS social and behavior change messaging
Questions on exposure to family planning and HIV/AIDS social and behavior change messaging [message #17307] Fri, 15 March 2019 17:23
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We are proposing an expansion to the current exposure question on family planning and a new exposure question on HIV/AIDS
 Topic: Son bias
Son bias [message #17189] Fri, 15 March 2019 15:46
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Is preference for sons shared equally among men and women? How pervasive and to what extent would parents enforce their preference?

Daniel Halim
Gender Group
The World Bank

[Updated on: Fri, 15 March 2019 22:25]

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 Topic: Suggestions from informal working group on adolescent sexual and reproductive health
Suggestions from informal working group on adolescent sexual and reproductive health [message #17153] Fri, 15 March 2019 15:09
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Thank you for your consideration.
 Topic: New questions measuring contraceptive decision-making agency
New questions measuring contraceptive decision-making agency [message #17137] Fri, 15 March 2019 14:54
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Suggesting new questions aimed at measuring agency in contraceptive decisions (use and method selection). Can be used by women or men.

Jeff Edmeades
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Independent Consultant
 Topic: Optional module_quality of care measures
Optional module_quality of care measures [message #17133] Fri, 15 March 2019 14:43
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Population Council is suggesting 10 quality of care measures as an optional module. Of the 10 measures, two are already collected in the Core DHS survey. This recommendation form is for the inclusion of the remaining 8 measures.

Thanks,
Aparna Jain on behalf of the Population Council
 Topic: HIV and sexuality education
HIV and sexuality education [message #17111] Fri, 15 March 2019 13:47
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New questions proposed to measure coverage of HIV and sexuality education in school
 Topic: Covert use of family planning
Covert use of family planning [message #17104] Fri, 15 March 2019 13:29
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Add back the question "Does your spouse/partner know that you are using...." And also importantly, the next question about who takes the decision about contraceptive use. We used these two questions and the matching of reported contraceptive methods (indirect estimate of covert use) in our SFP article last year and you see high sensitivity and specificity of our algorithm using those so....


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 Topic: Suggested changes to presentation of child mortality indicators in DHS reports
Suggested changes to presentation of child mortality indicators in DHS reports [message #17093] Fri, 15 March 2019 12:54
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The following suggestions are being submitted on behalf of the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) in light of the ongoing review period on DHS-8 questionnaires.

These suggestions pertain to the way child mortality is presented in the DHS reports. The UN IGME would first suggest reporting standard errors for the child mortality indicators wherever possible. UN IGME would also suggest to avoid combining child mortality indicator values from different surveys in the report for a specific survey, and rather to display only the trend in retrospective mortality rates referring to the 5-year periods before the survey derived from the survey at hand.

Reporting standard errors with the child mortality indicators would better inform the public health community and users of these DHS indicators as to the quality and precision of the child mortality estimate. These standard errors also inform the global modelling and monitoring of child mortality at the country level. Furthermore, the calculation of the standard errors should consider the survey design in terms of the stratification.

Presenting values from different surveys linked together with a trend line (see figure 8.1 p. 146 of Pakistan DHS 2017-18 report, https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR354/FR354.pdf for example) should be avoided whenever possible as it can obscure varying data quality issues with different surveys, ignores the other retrospective values calculated from the birth histories greater than 5 years prior to the survey, and suggests the most recent estimate referring to the 5-year period before the survey is the true value for the child mortality indicator for the survey year. Presenting the child mortality estimates derived from the survey at hand could avoid such issues.

Thank you for your consideration of these suggestions.
 Topic: Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) [message #17091] Fri, 15 March 2019 12:52
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Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
 Topic: Self-perceived infertility
Self-perceived infertility [message #17059] Fri, 15 March 2019 09:26
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We have proposed 2 questions to capture self-perceived infertility in the DHS, a critical missing piece of information when looking at family planning and reproductive health worldwide.
 Topic: Suggestions from USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health
Suggestions from USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health [message #17057] Fri, 15 March 2019 09:15
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We have included suggestions on 4 topics:
1) Truncating the contraceptive calendar from 5 years to 3 years
2) Including age at menarche as a standard question
3) Considering asking contraceptive use + method type at last sex
4) Revising response categories for source of FP messaging + recall

Thank you,
Apoorva Jadhav on behalf of USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health

[Updated on: Fri, 15 March 2019 15:09]

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 Topic: Stillbirth
Stillbirth [message #17035] Fri, 15 March 2019 07:42
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This submission is from a technical working group, supported by USAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and Save the Children, and co-chaired by Melinda Munos, Johns Hopkins University, Jennifer Requejo, UNICEF (Health and HIV team, Data & Analytics), and Liliana Carvajal, UNICEF (Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health team, Data & Analytics). The working group included a broad list of technical experts in newborn health and measurement. The working group convened an expert consultation to ensure broad input and consensus in the community on the recommendations. The contributions of the Every Newborn INDEPTH Study Collaborator Group was important in providing the review of the evidence and supplementary pre-publication findings from the study of a randomised comparison of DHS-7 Full Birth History+ and a pregnancy history approach for the capture of stillbirths.
The recommendations were then presented for vetting to the ENAP/EPMM metrics working group and to the World Health Organization's MoNITOR and to the Core Stillbirth Estimation Group of the United Nations Interagency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME) who now also undertake global stillbirth estimates. Annex B lists the names of members of the technical working group, and participants in the technical consultation.
 Topic: Stillbirth rate
Stillbirth rate [message #17034] Fri, 15 March 2019 07:42
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This submission is from a technical working group, supported by USAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and Save the Children, and co-chaired by Melinda Munos, Johns Hopkins University, Jennifer Requejo, UNICEF (Health and HIV team, Data & Analytics), and Liliana Carvajal, UNICEF (Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health team, Data & Analytics). The working group included a broad list of technical experts in newborn health and measurement. The working group convened an expert consultation to ensure broad input and consensus in the community on the recommendations. The contributions of the Every Newborn INDEPTH Study Collaborator Group was important in providing the review of the evidence and supplementary pre-publication findings from the study of a randomised comparison of DHS-7 Full Birth History+ and a pregnancy history approach for the capture of stillbirths.
The recommendations were then presented for vetting to the ENAP/EPMM metrics working group and to the World Health Organization's MoNITOR and to the Core Stillbirth Estimation Group of the United Nations Interagency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME) who now also undertake global stillbirth estimates. Annex B lists the names of members of the technical working group, and participants in the technical consultation.
 Topic: Improved measurement of current contraceptive use
Improved measurement of current contraceptive use [message #17031] Fri, 15 March 2019 07:38
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We believe that acceptance of this suggestion would enhance our understanding of fertility trends particularly in West and Central Africa.

[Updated on: Fri, 15 March 2019 08:48]

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 Topic: Indicator on timing of stillbirth
Indicator on timing of stillbirth [message #17000] Fri, 15 March 2019 04:01
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This recommendation relates to the addition of an indicator to capture timing of stillbirths (antepartum and intrapartum stillbirths) to facilitate the reporting of the intrapartum stillbirth rate for all countries.

This submission is from the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Australia, prepared by Aliki Christou and A/Prof. Camille Raynes-Greenow. This recommendation is also endorsed by Dr Hannah Blencowe from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

The completed submission with details and justification is attached to this post.
 Topic: Limiting Acceptance + Embarrassment + Strength of preferences_Resolve
Limiting Acceptance + Embarrassment + Strength of preferences_Resolve [message #16999] Fri, 15 March 2019 03:58
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• Indicator 1: Degree of acceptance of concept of limiting
• Indicator 2: Embarrassment as a barrier to FP
• Indicator 3: Strength of fertility preferences
 Topic: Sterilization - consent
Sterilization - consent [message #16986] Thu, 14 March 2019 19:45
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To find out if the woman gave expressed consent to sterilization
Forum: Core questionnaire: Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
 Topic: Diarrhea recall period
Diarrhea recall period [message #17441] Tue, 19 March 2019 08:24
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Dear DHS QRE Administrator,

Please find attached our form to request a change to existing question 608 of the DHS-7 core questionnaire for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.

This revision was based on our upcoming paper accepted in the International Journal of Epidemiology entitled, "Comparison of One-Week and Two-Week Recall Periods for Caregiver-Reported Diarrheal Illness in Children Using Nationally Representative Household Surveys". The paper was recently accepted and will be available as an open-access original article in the coming weeks.

We thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Natalie Exum

Natalie Giannelli Exum, PhD, MS
Senior Technical Advisor, PMA2020 WASH
Assistant Scientist
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St, E6612
nexum1@jhu.edu | 202-714-0472
Skype: nataliegiannelli
Twitter: @NatalieGExum


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 Topic: Women's insurance coverage
Women's insurance coverage [message #17394] Fri, 15 March 2019 22:06
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Many women do not work and when they do, they often work in informal sector without health insurance coverage.

Daniel Halim
Gender Group
The World Bank
 Topic: male support in BPCR
male support in BPCR [message #17272] Fri, 15 March 2019 16:38
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Please see attached suggested indicators on male engagement in birth-planning and complication readiness.
 Topic: Childhood Illness - Child Health Task Force M&E Subgroup
Childhood Illness - Child Health Task Force M&E Subgroup [message #17259] Fri, 15 March 2019 16:29
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Please find attached recommendations for revisions to questions related to childhood illness recommended by the Child Health Task Force M&E Subgroup.

This submission is the result of expert consultation led by the Child Health Task Force M&E Sub-group involving over 40 participants through a series of on-line and in-person meetings and additional vetting through Child Health Accountability and Tracking (CHAT) expert advisory group led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) (see appendix 1 of document for member list). Participants from the following organizations were involved in the expert consultation: Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health (including Improving Coverage Measurement (ICM) and Data for Decisions to Expand Nutrition Transformation (DataDENT)), Every Breath Counts metrics group, Maternal and Child Survival Program, CHAI, ICF, Jhpiego, John Snow, International, PMI/CDC , Save the Children, USAID, UNICEF and WHO among others. The names and organization affiliations of meeting participants and contributors are included in appendix 2 of the document.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Best regards, Kate Gilroy and Debra Jackson, CHTF M&E Subgroup co-chairs

[Updated on: Fri, 15 March 2019 16:40]

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 Topic: Men's participation in pregnancy care
Men's participation in pregnancy care [message #17216] Fri, 15 March 2019 16:13
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Men's participation in pregnancy care is important in increasing engagement of men

Daniel Halim
Gender Group
The World Bank

[Updated on: Fri, 15 March 2019 22:26]

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