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District names for NFHS-1992-93 and NFHS 1998-99 [message #25051] Wed, 24 August 2022 05:16 Go to next message
teeb is currently offline  teeb
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/index.php?t=getfile&id=1921&private=0I'm trying to map district names to district codes for NFHS-1992-93 and NFHS-1998-99 using the following excel files shared by Thea-DHS in reply to message#414, available on this link



On both of these data, I tried to see if district name and district codes are uniquely mapped to each other through the following code
bysort District (shdist) : gen different = shdist[1] != shdist[_N] 
br if different

I found some district names correspond to more than one district codes given by shdist.
Are these data entry errors?

Moreover, it seems shdist codes are not unique. Multiple states have same shdist. So is there a way to get unique district code?
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Re: District names for NFHS-1992-93 and NFHS 1998-99 [message #25062 is a reply to message #25051] Thu, 25 August 2022 14:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The district codes may repeat in different states or union territories, so they are not unique. These are not data entry errors.
Re: District names for NFHS-1992-93 and NFHS 1998-99 [message #25065 is a reply to message #25062] Fri, 26 August 2022 01:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you Fred Arnold for the clarification.

So can I generate unique district codes by concatenating state code and district number?

Also, in one of the attached photos, it can be seen that the district Delhi corresponds to different shdist values: 0 and 2. Could you explain how this might happen? Or are these data entry errors?
Re: District names for NFHS-1992-93 and NFHS 1998-99 [message #25071 is a reply to message #25065] Sat, 27 August 2022 03:43 Go to previous message
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Hi wanted to bump up the post.

A can be seen in the attached screenshot, the district Delhi has two corresponding district codes: 0 and 2. Are these data entry errors or is there any way to explain this?
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