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Age of marriage variable/stata date problem [message #15346] Mon, 02 July 2018 17:55 Go to previous message
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I am interested in finding a variable for a woman's age at marriage for Egypt's 2014 DHS in the Individual Recode. I have been unable to find this specific variable, but noticed that there are two other variables that could be used to infer it--date when birth given to first child, and number of months between marriage and first child. The problem I'm having is that the former doesn't seem to be reading into the data correctly. When reading the .dta file into R and also the sas dataset into a sas session, the values for the date of first child birth variable are entirely numeric and range from 943 to 1374. Do you know of either a.) a variable in the Individual recode that directly captures the date of marriage information, or b.) why the date of first childbirth variable doesn't turn up as a date in either r or SAS?
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