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Zambia DHS 2018 [message #21754] Tue, 15 December 2020 03:25 Go to next message
Zoe is currently offline  Zoe
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I downloaded the 2018 ZDHS data set. The data for some variables are missing. As a result I can not proceed with the analysis for risky sexual behavior. Among these are indicators for risky sexual activity such as condom use and multiple partners. Looking at the questionnaire they were covered during the survey.
Can anyone kindly assist in this regard.
Re: Zambia DHS 2018 [message #21759 is a reply to message #21754] Tue, 15 December 2020 08:11 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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A good resource for researching a question/standard variable is the Standard Recode Manual:
https://www.dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/DHSG4/Recode7_DHS_10Sep2 018_DHSG4.pdf

You can also visit the IPUMS-DHS site, which allows users to do a web-based search on a string or variable. Variable names in IPUMS are links that provide extensive information, including variable description, cautionary notes, the survey text used to generate each variable, including its codes and frequencies, variable meaning and universe (who was asked the question), and precise question wording.. The variables are also harmonized across samples, making this an excellent tool for comparative analysis. Easily log in with your DHS user name email and password.

You should also check the questionnaires to see if the information you are looking for was collected in the survey. Lastly, you can search the codebook (the file with the .map extension) for any string in the question you are looking for.
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