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Re: India NFHS 2015, data on age at marriage [message #14242 is a reply to message #14048] Sat, 10 March 2018 07:15 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
PintuPaul is currently offline  PintuPaul
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Registered: September 2017
Location: New Delhi, India
Hi, This is regarding calculation of age at first marriage using NFHS-4.
Syntax for calculation:
replace s308c=. if s308c==9997
replace s308c=. if s308c==9998
gen agemarried=int(( s308c - v011 ) / 12)
replace agemarried=s309 if s309<=96

*This syntax I have constructed from the understanding of previous posts. If we calculate age at first marriage using the above syntax the results will be matched with national report.
*But I am little wonder about the variable "s309". I could not understand that fact that why do we replace this variable with the newly created variable "agemarried". And what this variable (s309) stands for? Can anybody clear it?
Thak you.

M.Phil. Researcher
Centre for the Study of Regional Development
School of Social Science
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110067
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