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KDHS 2003-04 [message #13177] Sun, 01 October 2017 06:50 Go to next message
pndagu263 is currently offline  pndagu263
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I have noted that variable v705 in the Kenya 2003 DHS does not have a category for women with husbands who were not employed [shown below]. I am wondering if this could be an error in coding. I will greatly appreciate advice on this variable, if it has an error or not.

ta v705

partner's occupation | Freq. Percent Cum.
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prof., tech., manag. | 654 11.42 11.42
clerical | 123 2.15 13.56
sales | 793 13.84 27.40
agric-self employed | 1,801 31.44 58.84
household & domestic | 61 1.06 59.91
services | 483 8.43 68.34
skilled manual | 287 5.01 73.35
unskilled manual | 1,451 25.33 98.67
don't know | 1 0.02 98.69
99 | 75 1.31 100.00
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Total | 5,729 100.00
Re: KDHS 2003-04 [message #13198 is a reply to message #13177] Tue, 03 October 2017 02:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pndagu263 is currently offline  pndagu263
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I have just noted similar coding for KDHS1993, variable v717 for female occupation and would appreciate advice on this dataset as well. These variables are very important for my thesis.
Re: KDHS 2003-04 [message #13204 is a reply to message #13198] Tue, 03 October 2017 11:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:


If you go to the report on this survey (https://www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR151/FR151.pdf), Q706 on page 336, you will see that there is no category for "not working". The category labels do not have anything for "not working". I would agree that this is a defect in the questionnaire and the coding. You will also see that 75 cases are coded "99", and this is distinct from "don't know". I would assume that these are the "not working" cases. However, there is no way to know this for sure.

Re: KDHS 2003-04 [message #13256 is a reply to message #13204] Mon, 09 October 2017 17:10 Go to previous message
pndagu263 is currently offline  pndagu263
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Thank you for the response. It's really helpful.
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