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Re: Getting Unmet Need & Demand Satisfied Estimates to Match StatCompiler for 5 Different Surveys [message #17851 is a reply to message #16716] Wed, 26 June 2019 12:36 Go to previous message
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Hi Trevor,

I know that this is coming back to you months later, but I want to follow up on the work that I was doing re. family planning indicators for a whole group of countries. After following your instructions carefully form earlier in this thread to use the unmet recode .do file for surveys before 2013 to get them all to match the new definition of unmet need, I had gotten all of our surveys to match the StatCompiler estimates.

Today, I was getting ready to sign off on the revisions to my organization's publication, part of which was done to make sure that FP estimates matched what was in StatCompiler, I happened to open up StatCompiler to look at a few countries, and I found that the numbers I have now don't always match StatCompiler. In fact, it looks like the estimates that are now in StatCompiler match the earlier estimates that I had for the 2010-2012 surveys in which I used v626a without running the recode .do file.

Can you please explain why the numbers in StatCompiler changed and whether the unmet need and demand satisfied estimates that I had produced using the recode file (and that matched the numbers in StatCompiler earlier this year) are correct?

Thank you so much.

Best,
Charlotte
 
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