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Re: Trend analysis for Nutritional status of children [message #19196 is a reply to message #16951] Fri, 08 May 2020 12:32 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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1) My supposition is that in the process of finalizing the survey datasets there have been some data updates that have affected a few cases. I am matching the same number as you for the 2011 survey (2485). This sometimes happens in the process of finalizing datasets, where the reports may be based on earlier versions of the datasets. The percentage stunted, though, should be virtually identical to the report - I get 40.5% stunted.

2) For the HW files, a few steps:
a) Check if hc70-hc72 exist in the PR file. If they do, then you don't need the HW file as the data are already in the PR dataset.
b) Check if hc1 exists in the PR file. If it does exist then the anthropometry data was collected at the household level, andn you should merge the HW file to the PR file.
c) If the hc variables do not exist in the PR file, but the HW variables in the KR contain data (see hw1, hw2, hw3 for example) then the data were collected in the women's questionnaire and only exist for children of women interviewed. In this case, merge the HW file to the KR file. You probably do not want to analyze the data with the PR file in this case as it was limited just to children of interviewed women and there will be many children in the PR file who do not have data as their mother was not interviewed.

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