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Difference between data and report [message #25317] Sat, 01 October 2022 21:39 Go to previous message
Aamna is currently offline  Aamna
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I am doing an analysis by using Pakistan's children data set for 2017-2018 (PKKR71FL). I conducted crosstabs to ensure some numbers. I compared my raw data set's low birth weight numbers with the country's survey report. I have not made any changes in the dataset. I conducted crosstabs on weighted and unweighted data, but the results were the same.

I found discrepancies between the two. In total, I have 11 observations less than the survey report's total. I also saw that there was a discrepancy at the category levels. I do not understand why there is a difference between the two. Am I using the wrong dataset, or is there any other issue?

Here is an example of one cross tab. (tab m19 v101, mi). I did it without missing too.
Raw Dataset Survey Report (table 10.1 last column)
Punjab 468 961
Sindh 495 514
Baluchistan 177 117
KPK 136 59
ICT 385 40
FATA 20 1
Total 1681 1692

I am so confused and stressed concerning this difference. My work has reached a standstill due to this issue. I really appreciate your help regarding this issue.
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