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Forum: Mortality
 Topic: Regarding estimation of NMR,PMR and IMR
Regarding estimation of NMR,PMR and IMR [message #18111] Fri, 20 September 2019 03:26
rishabh21 is currently offline  rishabh21
Messages: 1
Registered: September 2019
Hello users,
I am running a syntax in IAKR42FL file in NFHS-2 in stata but i am getting some error in results:

syncmrates v008 b3 b7 [iw=v005]
'r(cmr)' evaluated to missing in full sample

If anyone have a solution for this issue then please give a reply
Forum: Wealth Index
 Topic: Calculate Wealth Index (MADAGASCAR DHS 2008-2009)
Calculate Wealth Index (MADAGASCAR DHS 2008-2009) [message #18107] Wed, 18 September 2019 07:51
yumna is currently offline  yumna
Messages: 1
Registered: September 2019
I am a family doctor doing my last year thesis on the measles topic in Madagascar, particularly on "how socio economic factors could influence the vaccination status of their child between the age of 9 months to 5 years".
I relied on the Madagascar DHS of 2008-2009 and used the same criterias on household belongings and some house characteristics to define an wealth index. But my problem is, i don't know how to calculate this wealth index with my several criterias as i don't know what coefficient is apllied on each item. Therefore i can't rank my sample within wealth quintiles as you did on the DHS.

Could you help me and explain to me how to calculate this wealth index and quintiles ?

Thank you so much, i would be so grateful if you could give me a clue to that.
Forum: Bangladesh
 Topic: BDHS SPA 1999-2000
BDHS SPA 1999-2000 [message #18106] Tue, 17 September 2019 22:35
zkarar is currently offline  zkarar
Messages: 2
Registered: August 2019
For my doctoral research, I'm trying to create facility readiness indicators from SPA 1999-2000 and link it to 1999-2000 DHS household survey. But I cannot proceed due to following issues:

a) In the SPA dataset(s), there is no variable as "facility number" which can be used to link facility and provider datasets. The variables id2, level2 id, etc. are different in facility and provider datasets and cannot be matched. Is there any way to create facility identification numbers from any of these id variables?
b) cluster numbering in BDHS and SPA datasets are different, so cannot be used as the primary key for linking (in DHS, cluster number are between 1 and 500, and in SPA they are between 6 and 999).

I look forward to your support to resolve these. Thanks and Regards,

Current Time: Fri Sep 20 23:32:39 Eastern Daylight Time 2019