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Joining the India NFHS-4 (2015 - 2016) dataset [message #16190] Mon, 19 November 2018 14:42 Go to next message
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Hello all, I went through datasets numerous times, but I am confused. I want to outer join all the 7 data files (by the unique id provided to each respondent).

Which column/variable (or set of columns/variables) which serve as composite key) serves this purpose throughout the datafiles.

Please help me.

It's the factor on which existence and validation of my work are dependent.

Thank you in advance.
Re: Joining the India NFHS-4 (2015 - 2016) dataset [message #16253 is a reply to message #16190] Mon, 03 December 2018 17:39 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User, please check out the following resources:
Guide to DHS Statistics
The Standard Recode Manual
DHS YouTube Video series
Using Datasets for Analysis
Help with Stata
In addition, you can search the DHS User Forum for keyword "merging" and you can post your code. Other users in the DHS User Forum Community may be able to help.

You may want to follow this thread to get a better understanding.
Thank you!

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