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Maternal Mortality [message #8552] Fri, 13 November 2015 00:12 Go to previous message
stellacs is currently offline  stellacs
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Hi There,

I am trying to replicate the DHS numbers for maternal mortality rate in Indonesia for 2012. I am following the instructions given in the http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG1/Guide_to_DHS_Statistics _29Oct2012_DHSG1.pdf However, I am not able to get the same number of maternal deaths by age groups. To calculate the age groups I am using the sister's age at death, while to calculate the period of death I am using the difference between the date of death and date of interview, truncating it to a difference of 60 (given the dates CMC format). Although the total is similar, it should be the same and the age groups distribution as well differs greatly.

| DHS | My calculation
15-19 | 4 | 7
20-24 | 12 | 10
25-29 | 20 | 18
30-34 | 17 | 17
35-39 | 18 | 21
40-44 | 14 | 13
45-49 | 7 | 7
Total | 92 | 93

Is there any rescaling or weight factor I need to use? Is the death period correctly specified?

Thanks for any help.


Stella C
 
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