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Re: Children under age 5 who had diarrhea_Myanmar DHS 2015-2016 [message #24323 is a reply to message #24315] Fri, 22 April 2022 08:46 Go to previous message
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Following is response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

There are 4596 UNWEIGHTED children in the KR file, and 4286 WEIGHTED children. The numbers in the tables are weighted. The KR file includes children born in the past 5 years who died, as well as those who survived. Those who survived have b5=1, those who died have b5=0 and for them h11 is NA (not applicable, coded with a dot). The weighted number of children who survived (rounded) is 4099. I opened the KR file with Stata and entered this line: "tab h11 b5 [iweight=v005/1000000], m". That gives the following table:


had diarrhea | child is alive
recently | no yes | Total
--------------------+----------------------+----------
no | 0 3,659.032 | 3,659.032
yes, last two weeks | 0 427.372586 |427.372586
don't know | 0 11.425541 | 11.425541
. |187.528802 .83877 |188.367572
--------------------+----------------------+----------
Total |187.528802 4,098.669 | 4,286.198


One of the surviving children has a dot for h11, which I would not expect, but otherwise the coding is ok and all the children are accounted for.
 
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