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Village variable in the DHS data for Indonesia [message #16601] Tue, 05 February 2019 10:41
Elsa Pihlgren is currently offline  Elsa Pihlgren
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Hi,

I have seen a similar question here from before, but I did not understand the whole answer so I would like to ask again.

I am using the DHS data 2002/2003, 2007 and 2012 for Indonesia. I have found one variable called "smvillag" in the sample for men and "svillage" in the sample for women, and both takes a number for each observation. Now I wonder how I find what all the numbers stands for. Does one number indicate a specific village? Then, is there a list of all possible numbers and villages the variable could take? If not, can I then use the GPS data and get the information from there?

Thank you!

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