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District location variable [message #22335] Mon, 01 March 2021 03:37 Go to next message
sd535 is currently offline  sd535
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Hi,
I didn't see the district variable (CODIST in previous data) in any file of the recent BDHS 2017-18. Can you please inform whether this variable is available? If yes, where I can get it?

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Sumon


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Re: District location variable [message #22391 is a reply to message #22335] Fri, 05 March 2021 08:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The variable is not available.
Re: District location variable [message #22396 is a reply to message #22391] Fri, 05 March 2021 14:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Bridgette,
I spatially match the clusters shape file with the shape file of district level map of Bangladesh. I know the GPS location of the clusters are with 0-5 kilometers errors, is it possible to determine the district location by this method?

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Sumon


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Re: District location variable [message #22437 is a reply to message #22396] Thu, 11 March 2021 16:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Following is a response from Lead Geospatial Research Specialist, Trinadh Dontamsetti:

For the Bangladesh surveys, cluster displacement does not cross boundaries at admin level 1, but it's possible that clusters were displaced out of their districts (admin level 2), especially for some of the smaller districts in the country. Thus, we don't recommend using GPS coordinates to identify the cluster's district.
Re: District location variable [message #22457 is a reply to message #22437] Tue, 16 March 2021 04:54 Go to previous message
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Dear Trinadh Dontamsetti,
Thanks for your information. So there is a possibility to mismatch but we are not 100% sure that they will mismatch. At this stage, I think I can do my research with a limitation of a few clusters may mismatch if the districts are small.

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Sumon


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