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Re: Indonesia vcal calendar data [message #3646 is a reply to message #3569] Thu, 22 January 2015 09:07 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Hello -

Is it possible to get some insight into DHS calculation of neonatal mortality in the 2002 (or 2007) survey? Basically, regardless of whether I use birth history data or combined calendar data, I do not get close to DHS numbers. For 2002, I have about 146 births that are in the calendar but not in the birth history. So if I only include births that are in the history, I still do not get the 15,089 published number for the 0-4 years (I am using 0-59mos as period for v008 - b3). Also, to get stillbirths, I have to use calendar data so I am inclined toward using calendar data for live births as well, noting that there are births that are in the calendar and not in the history). My number is higher (15,952) for live births and this excludes multiple births.

Other than period and twin exclusions, are there other exclusions I am missing? Also using calendar data, I exclude all pregnancies ongoing at the beginning of the calendar and get about 155 SB while the published number is 147 for the period 0-59 months.

I had posted a do file earlier but I am happy to include a more detailed step by step description if needed.

Thank you!
Alka


Alka Dev
Graduate Fellow
CUNY Institute for Demographic Research
 
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