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unwanted births_v367 Pakistan DHS 2013 [message #12982] Mon, 28 August 2017 13:25 Go to previous message
qaisar375 is currently offline  qaisar375
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I am using demographic and health survey 2013 of Pakistan. I want to calculate total # of births (wanted then+ wanted later+ wanted no more), wanted and unwanted births using variable (v367) in the birth recode. I have used the following commands to generate these variables;
use "I:\DHS\PKBR61FL.dta"

gen kids=1 if v367>=1 & v367<=3
by caseid: egen numkids=total(kids)

gen wantkds=1 if v367>=1 & v367<=2
by caseid: egen wantkids=total(wantkds)

gen nomore=1 if v367==3
by caseid: egen nokids=total(nomore)
I generated unwanted births using;
gen unwantbirth= nokids/numkids *100

The unwanted births calculated are either 0 or 100 means that all reported unwanted kids are from the same family, which I think shouldn't be the case. Please advise.
Also please comment on the calculation of unwanted births, should it be (wanted later+ wanted no more) OR only (wanted no more). Thank you very much for your support in advance.

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