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Re: Replicating table 8.4- Nepal DHS 2011 [message #8621 is a reply to message #8618] Sun, 22 November 2015 17:43 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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vcal is in the IR dataset. You need to use just the IR dataset to calculate the number of stillbirths as in the thread I linked too in message 3648. There is no need to merge the datasets to calculate the number of stillbirths, nor to reshape the dataset - just use the code I gave.

You cannot calculate the stillbirths using the BR file - its unit of analysis is live births and it does not contain the stillbirths.

The Nepal surveys, in contrast to most of the other DHS surveys, does include a pregnancy history. You can reshape the pregnancy history (see idx92_01 to s220ab_20) in the IR file, and should be able to also calculate the number of stillbirths from those data, although I can't say that I have tried.
 
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