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Re: IPUMSDHS 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 
gcorcora
Messages: 2 Registered: June 2019 Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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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
IPUMSDHS Data Analyst III (https://idhsdata.org)



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