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Timing of variables' collection [message #25700] Mon, 28 November 2022 08:30 Go to previous message
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Dear Tom,
I really appreciate your prompt response. Thanks
I thought about the problem of adding an extra cluster to the nature of the data. I just left the idea and started working
on a different methodology to my study.

Now, I would kindly like to bring to your kind notice a couple of points I encountered when I prepare (for analysis) the EDHS data in relation with my
research objectives:

1) The occupation variables (both maternal and her partner's) in both IR and KR files were collected in the 12 months preceding the surveys. The ANC and SBA services, on the other hand, were collected five years before the survey, and the PNC service two years before the survey. Given this, is it conceptually appropriate (statistics may produce results) to use occupation as a potential predictor variable for ANC, SBA, and PNC services? Occupation (the presumed cause) comes long after the outcomes have already occurred.
2) In the KR file, I could not find the " place of antenatal care" variable. Is it possible that this variable was not collected in the first place?
 
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