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Individual Health Insurance Data - Rwanda [message #4065] Wed, 25 March 2015 07:46 Go to next message
ams5g12 is currently offline  ams5g12
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I am trying to find Health Insurance data either in the children's recode for 2000,2005 and 2010 in Rwanda, or the individual recode so that it can be merged with the children's recode, however the data seems to be missing?

Can anyone advice why the data is missing (the report suggests it was collected individually)? Or where I can find the data so that it can easily be merged, or how to merge the data from the household recode using SPSS please?
Re: Individual Health Insurance Data - Rwanda [message #4085 is a reply to message #4065] Fri, 27 March 2015 09:39 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Specialist, Noureddine Abderrahim:

Health insurance variables are V481, V481A through V841H, and V481X. However, these variables are not set for all survey phases. If the questions on health insurance are present in the questionnaire, but not as recode variables, this means that they are country specific variables. Country Specific variables start with the prefix S followed by the question number.

You need to check the data first to see if these variables (V481...) exist. If the variables exist but have no data, then the questions were not asked. If on the other hand the questions were asked but no standard recode variables, you need to review the questionnaire to get the question numbers. With the question numbers in hand, you'll be able to find the country specific variables, as explained above.

The questionnaires are included in the final report of the survey, which can be downloaded from the www.DHSprogram.com website.
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