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State-level data [message #6745] Thu, 09 July 2015 00:34 Go to next message
daniel.odekina is currently offline  daniel.odekina
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Hello Senior,
I am trying to study the effects of social determinants on health inequality and life expectancy among a subset of the population of Edo State, Nigeria. I found that the 2013 NDHS (Nigeria) final report is a summary of the results of the national survey. Where can I find the data on Edo. I am using SPSS for my analysis.


Daniel
Re: State-level data [message #6807 is a reply to message #6745] Fri, 17 July 2015 16:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
The variable containing the state names is SHSTATE in the household and SSTATE in the indivdual recode. This variable contains a code for each state. When you do your analysis you will need to do your selections for that state code. The state code for Edo in the variables SHSTATE and SSTATE is 250. The SHSTATE and SSTATE variables are country specific variables. Appendix A in the final report http:// dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-FR293-DHS-Final-Repo rts.cfm contains additional tables which are broken down by state.
Thank you.

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Re: State-level data [message #6812 is a reply to message #6807] Sat, 18 July 2015 23:14 Go to previous message
daniel.odekina is currently offline  daniel.odekina
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Hello Senior,
Thank you for the pains in explaining where to locate the SHState variable. I found the SHSTATE variable and I saw that Edo State has the code 250, but I still have a problem. I tried to search for variables carrying the code '250' or SHSTATE or SSTATE in the downloaded 2013 DHS SPSS files for Nigeria but didn't find anything else specific for the states. Do I have to do any other statistical manipulation before I can get the data for my state of interest-Edo out of the dataset provided?.Please, how do I proceed from here to get the state-level variables? I am not too good in statistics but, if I am shown the steps, I can follow.
Someone, please, help show me the steps.
Sorry for bothering you,
Thank you,
Daniel


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