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Province variable (v024) [message #13399] Tue, 31 October 2017 15:36 Go to next message
pndagu263 is currently offline  pndagu263
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I have found that the Kenya DHS surveys from 1989 to 1998 do not have the category for North Eastern province as do all the other subsequent surveys starting in 2003. Could this be due to that the North Eastern province was not sampled in the earlier surveys? I have seen that the KDHS1998 report notes the existence of the province [page xxii in the report found at https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR102/FR102.pdf] although in the Individual recode it is not listed under v024. Kidly assist with a possible explanation.

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Re: Province variable (v024) [message #13408 is a reply to message #13399] Wed, 01 November 2017 12:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Senior Sampling Specialist, Mahmoud Elkasabi:

As stated in the DHS reports between 1989 and 1998, the surveys were national in scope but all three districts in North Eastern Province and four other northern districts (Samburu and Turkana in Rift Valley Province and Isiolo and Marsabit in Eastern Province) were excluded from the three surveys. The excluded areas account for less than 4 percent of Kenya's population.

You can find these information under the "Survey organization" section in pages 3 and 4 in the 1989 report and 1993 report respectively. In the 1998 report, you can find it under the "sample design" section in page 6.
Re: Province variable (v024) [message #13419 is a reply to message #13408] Sun, 05 November 2017 03:12 Go to previous message
pndagu263 is currently offline  pndagu263
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Thank you for the response. Very helpful.
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