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definition of urban areas [message #12526] Wed, 07 June 2017 02:58 Go to next message
sandra.jurasszovich is currently offline  sandra.jurasszovich
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Registered: June 2017
Location: Vienna
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Dear all,

I have a question concerning the definition of urban areas in DHS surveys. I was not able to find any reference what definition was used to distinguish urban and rural areas.
I looked through various final reports as well as the sampling and household listing manual.
Do the DHS surveys follow the respective national definition of the national statistical offices?
Or do you know where to find information about this topic?

Any help is much appreciated!
Thank you!

Best,
Sandra
Re: definition of urban areas [message #12909 is a reply to message #12526] Fri, 04 August 2017 15:17 Go to previous message
tfish-DHS is currently offline  tfish-DHS
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Registered: August 2017
Location: Maryland, USA
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Hi Sandra,

The definition of Urban and Rural is decided upon and provided by each individual country.

best,

--Tom
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