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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 messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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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 DHS publication describes possible alternatives of doing this merge according to topics of analysis. You may also want to consult other references mentioned in the document.

[Updated on: Mon, 08 October 2018 18:37]

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Re: Linking DHS, and SPA data (Facility Record and Provider Record data sets) [message #15855 is a reply to message #13825] Fri, 28 September 2018 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bridgette-DHS wrote on Fri, 05 January 2018 21:08
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.
Hi, I don't see any attachment here. I have the same problem. My question is: Are SPA surveys implemented in the same clusters? Where can I find the sampling strategy of SPA surveys for each country?

Thanks,

Saleh


Saleh babazadeh
PhD Candidate/Research Assistant
Deprtment of Global Health Management and Policy
Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Re: Linking DHS, and SPA data (Facility Record and Provider Record data sets) [message #15944 is a reply to message #15855] Mon, 08 October 2018 18:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The document is not attached due to size limitations. The link is: https://www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/SAR10/SAR10.pdf
Re: Linking DHS, and SPA data (Facility Record and Provider Record data sets) [message #15972 is a reply to message #15944] Fri, 12 October 2018 13:00 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from Senior DHS SPA Specialist, Claudia Marchena:

No, health facilities in a country are not located necessarily in clusters that were selected for a prior DHS survey. In case there is a health facility located in a cluster that was previously selected for a DHS survey, this will be just a coincidence. The Ministry of Health in a country is the institution that provides the location of health facilities in countries which constitutes the sampling frame for SPA surveys.
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