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anemia prevalence [message #18502] Tue, 10 December 2019 14:52 Go to previous message
zelalem is currently offline  zelalem
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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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