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Inaccessibility of DHS Data Set, 1990 [message #10106] Mon, 27 June 2016 19:43 Go to next message
Tolulope001 is currently offline  Tolulope001
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Location: Cairo/Nigeria

I have found it difficult to access the 1990 DHS data set, especially the Household Roster for the DHS 1990, in Nigeria. Please I would appreciate any ideas on how to access this information.

Thank you.
Re: Inaccessibility of DHS Data Set, 1990 [message #10160 is a reply to message #10106] Fri, 01 July 2016 12:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear User,
The Household Schedule (Roster) is in RECH1. In the data starts at location 127. Take a look at your map file and search for RECH1.
Thank you!
Re: Inaccessibility of DHS Data Set, 1990 [message #14611 is a reply to message #10160] Sun, 22 April 2018 16:49 Go to previous message
kingx025 is currently offline  kingx025
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FYI, all the Nigerian DHS surveys are also available through IPUMS-DHS, for women, children, births, and household members. I'm not sure if you mean the household member file when you say "the household roster." While not all variables from the original DHS files are included, many thousands of integrated variables are part of IPUMS-DHS now, including nearly all standard variables and many country-specific variables.

Miriam King

Dr. Miriam King
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