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Type of house [message #28472] Mon, 15 January 2024 02:45 Go to next message
Manoj1992 is currently offline  Manoj1992
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I want to prepare a table of 'Type of house' i.e Katcha house, Pucca house and semi-pucca house as per NFHS-5 (India) data. but I am unable to understand what are the options comes under Katcha, pucca and semi-puccs category. please help me
Re: Type of house [message #28498 is a reply to message #28472] Fri, 19 January 2024 11:14 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:

You are asking about the variable shnfhs2 in the HR and PR files. It has this distribution (weighted) in the NFHS-5 HR file:

. tab shnfhs2 [iweight=hv005/1000000]

house type |

(as defined |

  in nfhs-2 |

     and 3) |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.

------------+-----------------------------------

     kachha | 33,560.144        5.76        5.76

semi-pucca | 210,073.26       36.06       41.82

      pucca | 338,908.54       58.18      100.00

------------+-----------------------------------

      Total | 582,541.94      100.00

 
I googled and found the following.  You could do the same sort of thing for more detail.

"Kutcha houses are created with eco-friendly and natural materials, while pucca homes are made of materials such as steel, cement, iron, and bricks. Kutcha homes are vulnerable to disasters, breakage, and damages, and therefore require frequent repairs. They are temporary structures in most cases."
Re: Type of house [message #28558 is a reply to message #28498] Tue, 30 January 2024 02:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Manoj1992 is currently offline  Manoj1992
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Thank you so much for the reply, actually I want to calculate from hv213, hv214 & hv215 for my research. can you help me to calculate from the mentioned variable and not from 'shnfhs2'.
Re: Type of house [message #28565 is a reply to message #28558] Wed, 31 January 2024 09:29 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:

These two types of housing are specific to India, at least with these names, so a survey-specific variable was added. If your interest is in these two types of housing, why not use the survey-specific variable?

If you want to find how the types are related to the standard variables for housing characteristics, I would suggest using the HR file (with households as units) and entering "tab1 hv213 hv214 hv215 if shnfhs2==1" and "tab1 hv213 hv214 hv215 if shnfhs2==2" and "tab1 hv213 hv214 hv215 if shnfhs2==3". These tables will show whether there are correspondences between hv213-hv215 and the categories of shnfhs2
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