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Number of under five children in the family [message #11412] Fri, 16 December 2016 12:41 Go to previous message
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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.

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