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Senegal datasets representativeness at the regional level [message #25462] Mon, 24 October 2022 14:35 Go to next message
ht1212 is currently offline  ht1212
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Hi there,

I'm using the senegal DHS datasets but need indicators to be stratified by region (from 2010 onwards the 14 administrative regions). From the information available in the Sénégal Enquête Continue Cinquième Phase 2017 Rapport de synthèse the only studies that are representative at the regional level are 2010 and 2017. But that data can be aggregated from the 2012-2013 and 2014 surveys and also the 2015 and 2016 surveys to provide results at the regional level.

The footnotes section from the API request for SN surveys returns the following for the 2014 and 2016 datasets
Footnote 2014 survey:
# [3] "Each zip file includes two datasets: for the 2014 survey alone.
# for the combined 2012-13/2014 surveys used to produce subnational regional results.
# Individual questionnaire data for men were only collected in the 2014 survey."

Footnote 2016 survey:
# [5] "Each zip file includes two datasets: for the 2016 survey alone.
# for the combined 2015/2016 surveys."

However I haven't been able to locate these combined datasets.

Is it possible to check if these datasets are available as listed? Or any methodology for aggregating the raw datasets to produce a dataset representative at the regional level?

Re: Senegal datasets representativeness at the regional level [message #25493 is a reply to message #25462] Fri, 28 October 2022 12:09 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:

I have looked at the years covered by these surveys.

6D is 2012-13 and 6R is 2012-2014; I don't see a survey for just 2014 (but someone could get 2014 from 6R).

7H is 2015, 7I is 2016; G0 is 2015-16.

The representative files are 6R and G0. I see both of them on the list of files. Are you sure you don't have them? Can you check again? If you don't, please let us know.
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