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qwfwlth has no observations [message #24782] Mon, 11 July 2022 07:20 Go to next message
Sampson is currently offline  Sampson
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I am performing analysis on the GMHS 2017 dataset downloaded from the DHS. Unfortunately, I cannot find observations for certain variables, such as the wealth index or financial
status of women in the reproductive age in stata. There is also no variable for employment or occupation status in the dataset either. This makes analysis by socioeconomic characteristics quite vague.
Re: qwfwlth has no observations [message #24797 is a reply to message #24782] Wed, 13 July 2022 08:57 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

"GM" is the code for Gambia, and Gambia did not have a survey in 2017. You must have meant "GH" and the Maternal Health Survey done in Ghana in 2017. This was a "special" survey, not a "standard" DHS survey, and it did not include the variables you mention. Those variables are in the 2014 standard DHS survey.
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