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Ghana 2003 - Height and Weight Scores Data [message #2537] Wed, 09 July 2014 10:29 Go to next message
giacomo is currently offline  giacomo
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Dear all,

I have been trying to merge the children dataset with the height and weight scores for Ghana 2003 (DHS IV). Unfortunately the ID variable included in the height and weight scores dataset does not allow the merging (this dataset includes the variable HWHHID instead of HWCASEID, as it is supposed to be based on the documentation). From the files' names (GHHW4AFL and GHKR4BFL) the two datasets may refer to different versions.

Any ideas on how I could merge the two datasets?

Thank you very much in advance,
Giacomo

Re: Ghana 2003 - Height and Weight Scores Data [message #2538 is a reply to message #2537] Wed, 09 July 2014 11:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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The height and weight data was collected in Ghana 2003 at the household level. You need to merge the data using HHID rather than CASEID. The second part of the documentation: merge.doc, that's within the downloaded zip file, explains how to merge the data (the documentation is also attached here).
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Re: Ghana 2003 - Height and Weight Scores Data [message #2539 is a reply to message #2538] Wed, 09 July 2014 11:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
giacomo is currently offline  giacomo
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Thank you very much Bridgette for the clarification. I mistakenly thought the data were collected for children of interviewed women.

Giacomo
Re: Ghana 2003 - Height and Weight Scores Data [message #2540 is a reply to message #2539] Wed, 09 July 2014 11:10 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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You're welcome.
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