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Complementary foods - how to interpret dataset contents [message #1402] Sat, 22 February 2014 09:24 Go to previous message
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I am doing a master's thesis on sex differentials in feeding practices in Indian children. One thing I want to look at is dietary diversity. To do this I need to be able to tell how many food groups children have received food from in the previous day. This information is captured in the women's questionnaire for just the youngest child born since 2003 (I am using NFHS-3 data from 2005/2006).

I am confused as to how to understand the information contained in variables 414A-414R. I do not understand what food group each variables refers to. Here is an example - the RECODE MAP for DHS-V says that variable V414G is whether or not the child was given EGGS the previous day or night. But on the women's questionnaire for NFHS-3 question 480, which is about complementary foods, has EGGS listed as 'L' in a list of A-R.

Do I map letters to foods/food groups from the RECODE MAP or the QUESTIONNAIRE?

Thanks so much for the help.

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