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Re: IPUMS-DHS Tip #3: Use POPWT to estimate the number of people with a characteristic [message #27515 is a reply to message #27499] Mon, 28 August 2023 12:53 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Hi Gonzalo,

Great question! We used UN population numbers to calculate the population counts, which are only available in 5 year increments. Unfortunately that means there is no number available for population under age 1, so the second method (v005i/(sum of 2018 age 0 in sample))*(2018 age 0 Mozambique population) for children i age 0 isn't feasible unless you were able to get the numbers elsewhere. Thus the 1st method, (v005i/(sum of 2018 under age 5 in sample))*(2018 under age 5 Mozambique population) for children i age 0 is the option that would work with the data available.

Let me know if the above isn't clear or you have any further questions.

Thanks!

Gretchen Corcoran


Gretchen Corcoran IPUMS-DHS Data Analyst III (https://idhsdata.org)
 
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