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DHS Senegal - Stove variables [message #13784] Fri, 22 December 2017 05:31 Go to next message
ThomasT is currently offline  ThomasT
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Dear DHS team,

I am working with the DHS datasets 2012-13 and 2014 for Senegal. In both surveys, the household questionnaires include a question on LPG/electric stove ownership and another question on improved biomass stove ownership (question #110). However, the translated variable labels in the data dictionary and datasets are a bit confusing: variable sh110j is simply labeled "stove" and sh110k "improved kitchen". Could you confirm that sh110j corresponds to "has electric/LPG stove" and sh110k "has improved biomass stove"? Many thanks !
Re: DHS Senegal - Stove variables [message #13823 is a reply to message #13784] Fri, 05 January 2018 17:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
The labels for these country specific variables should be the same as in the questionnaire for that question number.
For SH110J Un réchaud/cuisinière à gaz/électrique ? stove / gas stove / electric stove
For SH110K Un foyer amélioré / (in this case) improved kitchen.

I made a few inquiries and was sent the following photo for "improved kitchen"

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Re: DHS Senegal - Stove variables [message #13912 is a reply to message #13823] Wed, 24 January 2018 13:23 Go to previous message
ThomasT is currently offline  ThomasT
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Dear Liz,

Thank you for the clarification. This is helpful but brings up another question: looking at the data for each of the four available waves of Senegal's continous DHS survey (2012 to 2016) with the proper sampling weights, it turns out that the proportion of households who answer "yes" to SH110J is comprised between 10 and 20% in a given year, while 25 to 30% declare that LPG is their main cooking fuel(question HV226). How would you explain this discrepancy? i.e: How can we account for the fact that approximately 10-15% of households cook with LPG but don't seem to own a stove? Is it possible that surveyors were instructed to only record large-size LPG stoves (ex: several burners/with oven) and did not take into account small portable single-burner LPG stoves? This is very hard to understand without more information on the way surveyors were instructed to handle SH110j. Many thanks in advance for your help ! Thomas
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