The DHS Program User Forum
Discussions regarding The DHS Program data and results
Home » Data » Dataset use in SPSS » Transforming variables to combine responses in SPSS
Transforming variables to combine responses in SPSS [message #729] Mon, 02 September 2013 03:17 Go to next message
cwhetham@gavialliance.org is currently offline  cwhetham@gavialliance.org
Messages: 2
Registered: September 2013
Location: Geneva
Member
Hi all,

I'm trying to transform a DHS vaccination variable (e.g. 'Received measles vaccination'), so that the responses are categorised into the binary 'yes' or 'no'. Currently the responses are 'no', 'on vaccination card with date', 'on vaccination card no date', 'recall by mother' and 'do not know'. I'd like to keep the 'no' responses, aggregate the middle three responses into 'yes', and ignore the small number of 'do not knows'. But I can't see how to do this in SPSS. Is anyone able to help talk me through how I do it?

Many thanks in advance,
Charlie
Re: Transforming variables to combine responses in SPSS [message #730 is a reply to message #729] Tue, 03 September 2013 07:04 Go to previous message
cwhetham@gavialliance.org is currently offline  cwhetham@gavialliance.org
Messages: 2
Registered: September 2013
Location: Geneva
Member
Hi all,

I've found out how to do this (which is embarassingly easy). So no need for any response now thanks,

Charlie
Previous Topic: Analyzing amenorrhea and contraceptive use patterns in SPSS
Next Topic: Duplicate variables?
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Thu Mar 21 18:48:56 Eastern Daylight Time 2019