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Data on Blood/Biological Tests for 2017 and 2022 Philippines DHS [message #27517] Tue, 29 August 2023 03:05 Go to next message
djtippyturnitup is currently offline  djtippyturnitup
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Are these variables being collected in the 2017 or 2022 Philippines NDHS data (IR file):
-Blood/biological tests such as CBC particularly hemoglobin, vitamin A, and iodine
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We downloaded the DHS file and it contains no data or NA. Is there no data at all for the blood/biological tests mentioned above?
Re: Data on Blood/Biological Tests for 2017 and 2022 Philippines DHS [message #27529 is a reply to message #27517] Wed, 30 August 2023 10:03 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

You can check for the presence of specific variables in a survey by looking at the final report, as well as the data files. I checked and it does appear that blood samples were not taken, but the usual questions about iodine, vitamin A supplements, etc., that do not require a blood sample, were included.

If a variable is not included in the standard recode files, then it wasn't collected.
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