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Re: Differences in counts of women in two files [message #12850 is a reply to message #12845] Mon, 24 July 2017 07:26 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Yes, that's correct.

The Births' dataset has one record for every child ever born of eligible women. Essentially, it is the full birth history of all women interviewed including its information on pregnancy and postnatal care as well as immunization and health for children born in the last 5 years. Data for the mother of each of these children is also included. This file can be used to calculate health indicators as well as fertility and mortality rates. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the children ever born of eligible women.

The woman's dataset has one record for every eligible woman as defined by the household schedule. It contains all the data collected in the woman's questionnaire plus some variables from the household. Up to 20 births in the birth history, and up to 6 children under age 5, for whom pregnancy and postnatal care as well as immunization and health data were collected, can be found in the file. The fertility and mortality programs distributed by DHS use this file for data input. The unit of analysis (case) in this file is the woman.
 
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