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Linking DHS, and SPA data (Facility Record and Provider Record data sets) [message #13820] Wed, 03 January 2018 20:30 Go to next message
Seba
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Hello, I am writing to ask for help with linking DHS data and SPA data.

I am trying to link DHS and SPA data (Facility Record and Provider Record data sets) for Malawi, Tanzania and Senegal. While DHS data has Cluster Number the two SPA data sets (Provider Record and Facility Record) have Region and District information.

Is there a way I can link the two data sets?

Thank you,

Sebawit
Re: Linking DHS, and SPA data (Facility Record and Provider Record data sets) [message #13825 is a reply to message #13820] Fri, 05 January 2018 22:08 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from Chief of Data Processing, Guillermo Rojas:

DHS and SPA are two different surveys based on different sampling frames and methodology. There is not a direct link between the two surveys that allow to merge them for further analysis. Nonetheless, some analysts have successful linked these two surveys. The attached DHS report describes possible alternatives of doing this merge according to topics of analysis. You may also want to consult other references mentioned in the document.
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