I’ve been using IPUMS-DHS data on family planning extensively, but have recently run into a problem. I’m trying to calculate 12-month contraceptive discontinuation rates, as outlined in this DHS guide:
That guide notes a number of variables around the contraceptive calendar which are needed to calculate discontinuation rates. However, I can’t find any of these variables in the IPUMS data, either under their original names (e.g. vcal_1) or in searches of the menus related to family planning.
Would very much appreciate some assistance on whether these variables are in the data so that I can calculate this metric! I’ve found the IPUMS-DHS data extremely useful and would hate to have to switch back to the raw DHS data, especially since this is a multi-country analysis.