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ITNs - India 2019 DHS [message #24675] Fri, 17 June 2022 11:11 Go to previous message
Thiago Melo is currently offline  Thiago Melo
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We are trying to replicate the following results for India 2019 DHS:
"More than one-third of households (36%) in India have at least one mosquito net, while 8 percent have at least one Insecticide Treated Mosquito Net (ITN)."

Instead of 8%, we get 25.4% of households that have at least one ITN. We included categories 11 to 26 from hml7 variables in the household dataset as ITNs (to be clear, by ITN I mean LLIN). If we include only categories 11 to 19 (what works for most DHS surveys), we get 7.9%.

We had the same issue with Malawi 2015, but for ITNs for children and pregnant women. ITNs are categories 11 to 26 according to question 131 of the household questionnaire, but we can only match published results using categories 11 to 19.

I would appreciate some guidance.

Thank you in advance,

Thiago Melo
International Center for Equity in Health | Pelotas
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