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Re: computation of sex composition [message #8572 is a reply to message #8399] Tue, 17 November 2015 10:00 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

In the IR files, all cases are women, except that in the AIDS Indicator Surveys, the IR file includes both men and women, with codes aidsex=1 and aidsex=2, respectively. In the MR files, all the cases are men.

In the PR files, sex is given by hv104, which is 1 for males and 2 for females. In the KR and BR files, sex is given by b4, which is 1 for boys and 2 for girls.

To get the sex composition in a PR file, for example, enter "tab hv104" for the unweighted distribution. Enter "tab hv104 [iweight=hv005/1000000]" for the weighted distribution.
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