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Number of under five children in the family Fri, 16 December 2016 12:41
 user Messages: 11Registered: March 2014 Member
Hello there,

I was trying to calculate the association between children's Height for age Z score and number of under five children in the family. When i tabulate the variable hv014, it gives following result:

number of
children 5
and under
(de jure) Freq. Percent Cum.

0 22,077 23.01 23.01
1 23,493 24.48 47.49
2 30,452 31.74 79.23
3 15,197 15.84 95.07
4 3,147 3.28 98.35
5 985 1.03 99.38
6 417 0.43 99.81
7 106 0.11 99.92
8 37 0.04 99.96
9 18 0.02 99.98
10 20 0.02 100.00

Total 95,949 100.00

In this case, what does the zero "0" number of children mean? if i want to categorize the response into "0" "1-2" and ">2" children how should i interpret the result? or should i simply exclude the observations with zero children in this case? Can someone please guide me on this? Any help will be really appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Best Regards

 Number of under five children in the family By: user on Fri, 16 December 2016 12:41 Re: Number of under five children in the family By: Trevor-DHS on Wed, 21 December 2016 16:30 Re: Number of under five children in the family By: user on Wed, 21 December 2016 23:27 Re: Number of under five children in the family By: Trevor-DHS on Mon, 09 January 2017 16:38
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