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Re: Issues with Honduran DHS dataset 2011-12 [message #18990 is a reply to message #18986] Tue, 31 March 2020 09:32 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is another response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Your weighted total is 13% less than the unweighted total. That's plausible. I looked at the file and it appears that the weighted total is indeed about that much less than the unweighted total, although I have different counts. This happens when fertility is different in the under-sampled areas than it is in the over-sampled areas. You then get a bigger discrepancy for the child file than for the woman file.

I believe you are trying to relate stunting to domestic violence. Right? There's an easier way to construct your data file. After opening the IR file, run these Stata lines:


keep v001 v002 v003 v005 d005 hw70_*
keep if d005<.

reshape long hw70_, i(v001 v002 v003) j(bidx)
rename *_ *
drop if hw70==.
gen stunted=0 if hw70<600
replace stunted=1 if hw70<-200

You will want many more variables in the "keep" line, including the stratification variable, but these lines will give you a child file for all the children whose mother was in the same household and was given the DV module.


 
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