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Re: How is sampling done for child development and child diet? [message #23703 is a reply to message #23689] Tue, 09 November 2021 19:54 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

The selection process is described in the questionnaires in an appendix to the final report. When there is subsampling of children, the selected child is either the youngest child in an age range who is living with the mother (b9=0) or a randomly selected child based on criteria such as being in a specified age range. For the latter, the random selection (out of all children in the household who meet the criteria) are selected with a Kish grid to ensure randomness.

You will have a problem if the child selected for the child development module and the child for whom you have the diet information are different children, but you can shift from a child-level to a household-level analysis (with some attenuation of relationships). Please identify one of the surveys you are using.

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