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Questions about calculating general fertility - Nigeria 2018 DHS [message #27405] Mon, 07 August 2023 12:55 Go to previous message
berhardt93 is currently offline  berhardt93
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Hi,

I'm working on calculating GFR for the Nigeria 2018 DHS using R programming and am confused on a few points.

For one, on StatCompiler, the GFR for the 3-years preceding is listed as 182. However in Table C.11 in the DHS report (and I do understand that this is for the seven years prior since it was used to calculate MMR), the general fertility rate is listed as 0.179. I am confused about why these values are vastly different.

Secondly, I'm a bit confused about how to calculate the GFR, given that the numerator is births for women 15-44 years and the denominator is for women-years of exposure for women 15-49 years. But, the GFR is age-adjusted. I am confused about how to include the denominator for 45-49 year olds when there is no numerator calculated.

Thanks,

Blake
 
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