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SPSS Files [message #27612] Mon, 11 September 2023 22:50 Go to next message
Isaac Yah is currently offline  Isaac Yah
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Greetings: All of my variables for my doctoral study completion fall within the following women questionnaires numbers of the Liberia Demographic and Health Survey-2019-2020: Question #102,106,107,108,122,201,222,228,230,237,303,314,329,330,405 ,406,408,409,410,411,412,413,413AB,429,430,431,432,433,435,4 37,441,443,444,449,701,702,703,706,711,810,812,815,819,820,9 03,904,906,910,912,913,915,919,921,922,923,924,927,932,1021, 1108,1109,1214,1215,1216,1219,1220,1221,1222,1223,1224,1302, 1303,1317. If these questions are provided in one SPSS file, I will be able to do my analysis.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Re: SPSS Files [message #27661 is a reply to message #27612] Fri, 15 September 2023 17:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

Data files are available on the DHS website in SPSS format (as well as in Stata and SAS formats). You need to register to get access to the Liberia 2019-20 files. You can reduce to the variables that you need for your analysis, but it will probably be simpler just to work with the complete files. Your variables may be in more than one file. Most people use mainly the PR, IR, and KR files. Please look at the Guide to DHS Statistics ( x.cfm). Let us know if you have more specific questions.
Re: SPSS Files [message #27676 is a reply to message #27661] Mon, 18 September 2023 11:13 Go to previous message
Isaac Yah is currently offline  Isaac Yah
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Registered: May 2023
Thank you very much for the suggestions. I have registered with DHS for over a year now and have permission to use the dataset. I have also downloaded some SPSS files from the website that contain all of my other variables. My problem is with the maternal mortality variables about the siblings who died or alive. The questions are there on pages 122-204 of the Standard recode Manual for DHS-7 Methodology but not seen in any SPSS files. However, the siblings' SPSS file was created by one of your collogues but I need it embedded with the other SPSS files that contain the other variables to enable any kind of analysis. As it stands, I have two SPSS files, making it impossible to do any analysis. Any suggestions that will enable me to merge those SPSS files will be useful or if any of you could help me do that.
Isaac Yah, DrPH Candidate
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