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NFHS III [message #17603] Thu, 25 April 2019 12:31 Go to previous message
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Registered: November 2016
Location: India

I am working on calendar data using the latest version - IAIR52.dta. Strangely enough, in this version, v017 has no values but shows two categories on tabulation. In the earlier version- IAIR50.dta, v017 had 2 values: 1201 and 1213. In the latest version, using v008 and v019, I get the same 2 values for the start of the calendar. But, a quick look at vcal_1 shows no blanks towards the right end.

The tutroial on calendar data explicitly says that the start of a calendar is constant for all cases (row 80) while the end of the calendar may vary based on the month of interview.

Am I correct in my understanding that the calendar data for India DHS 2005-06 followed two start dates and as such needs to be realigned if I want all cases to correspond to the same calendar month?

I will appreciate your response (even a simple yes/no will be of help) and thank you in advance.

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