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Re: Abortion section [message #8574 is a reply to message #8487] Tue, 17 November 2015 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User,
Attached is a spreadsheet showing completed surveys with abortion questions. If you hover over the comments, you will see exactly what was asked. In order to be part of the survey characteristics on our website, there must a variable to count the abortions. This variable and possibly others associated with it will then appear as country specific in the recoded dataset. Our standard core questionnaire for DHS6 only asks the following question but does not quantify it: "Did you have any miscarriages, abortions or stillbirths that ended before 2005 (1)?" I hope this helps. Regarding the second part of your question, please look at questions 250 and 440 in the woman's questionnaire. Question 250 is for the current pregnancy and question 440 is for children born in the last five years. If you are looking at the woman's file, the question is expanded for every child with an underscore which lets you know which child you are looking at. However, only the first variable (S440e_1) has valid information as the question was only asked for the last child born in the last five years.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to post again.
Thank you!

[Updated on: Wed, 18 November 2015 17:20]

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