A subset of data from the 1989 Bangladesh Fertility Survey, consisting of 2867 women across 61 districts.
A data frame with 2867 observations on the following 12 variables:
Identifying code for each woman (level 1 unit).
Identifying code for each district (level 2 unit).
Contraceptive use status at time of survey; a factor with levels
Contraceptive use status and method (a factor with levels:
Number of living children at time of survey; a factor with ordered levels
Age of woman at time of survey (in years), centred on sample mean of 30 years.
Type of region of residence; levels are
Woman's level of education (a factor with ordered levels
Woman's religion; levels are
Proportion of women in district who are literate.
Proportion of Muslim women in district who pray every day (a measure of religiosity).
Constant of ones.
bang dataset is one of the sample datasets provided with the multilevel-modelling software package MLwiN (Rasbash et al., 2009), and is a subset of data from the 1989 Bangladesh Fertility Survey (Huq and Cleland, 1990) used by Rasbash et al. (2012) as an example when fitting logistic models for binary and binomial responses. The full sample was analysed in Amin et al. (1997).
Amin, S., Diamond, I., Steele, F. (1997) Contraception and religiosity in Bangladesh. In: G. W. Jones, J. C. Caldwell, R. M. Douglas, R. M. D'Souza (eds) The Continuing Demographic Transition, 268–289. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Huq, N. M., Cleland, J. (1990) Bangladesh fertility survey, 1989. Dhaka: National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT).
Rasbash, J., Charlton, C., Browne, W.J., Healy, M. and Cameron, B. (2009) MLwiN Version 2.1. Centre for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol.
Rasbash, J., Steele, F., Browne, W.J. and Goldstein, H. (2012) A User's Guide to MLwiN Version 2.26. Centre for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol.
mlmRev package for an alternative format of the same dataset, with fewer variables.
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