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DHS 6 Dom. Republic - Variables Missing from Map and Recode Guide [message #23414] Mon, 13 September 2021 19:35 Go to next message
psimran.singh is currently offline  psimran.singh
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I am looking at the Household Member recode of the 2013 Dominican Republic Standard DHS 6 dataset (the file titled DRPR61FL.dta)

Within this data set is a variable called "sh25" (there are also other "sh" variables, but sh25 is the one of interest for me). While I can deduce from the variable values that this represents education level for someone, I can't find any more information on it from the DHS 6 Map or Recode Manual (it simply isn't in them). Now, I know from other forum posts that "sh" variables are country specific, but I don't where to find more information on these variables.

I believe this "sh25" variable represents Head of Household Education Level. Where can I confirm this?

Are there country specific maps or recode manuals as well? Where might they be located?

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: DHS 6 Dom. Republic - Variables Missing from Map and Recode Guide [message #23415 is a reply to message #23414] Mon, 13 September 2021 20:11 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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The variable you are referencing is a country specific variable. For country specific questions, the variables are generally named and coded in the same way as they were on the questionnaire. The variable will have a leading "SH" if the question was asked at the household level, a leading "S" if asked at the women's level, and a leading "SM" if asked at the men's level. The questionnaires can be found in the appendix of the final report. This variable is from Question 25 in the household questionnaire.

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