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I share you summary of GPS & survey & year for bulk dowonloaders [message #23694] Mon, 08 November 2021 11:21
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Registered: February 2017
Hi all,

My team recently has done the project for Africa's Urbanisation Dynamics report. We used 141 DHS surveys and since it is crossing 34 different countries and 30 different years and different survey types standardizing the data was necessary. When you bulk download the data, matching the GPS and survey will be already big amount of work. I have attached the summary of data in excel format. There are parts that you can get confused easily, many interviews were conducted over two years, and Ethiopia uses Ethiopian calendar so it needs to be modified to Gregorian calendar year. Often Men's recode (MR) is missing, you can see at a glance the summary of the data. I hope it can be helpful for the researchers using DHS data.

Basically, main purpose of excel file is matching GE, PR, IR, MR and interview year. The file can be useful if you are making a loop in programming language like Stata or python.

And thanks for the DHS data, its data quality and comprehensive coverage in Africa is the best data among any other surveys out there.

Inhoi Heo
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