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sdist variable in PDHS 2012-13 [message #2666] Mon, 04 August 2014 07:20 Go to next message
owraza is currently offline  owraza
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In PDHS 2012-13, a variable named 'sdist' lists frequency. Can someone help me in understanding what it is actually. Is it no. of EAs from each district or something else. I have reviewed record booklet from DHS (Standard Recode Manual For DHS 6), but it doesn't mention anything about 'sdist' variable.
Re: sdist variable in PDHS 2012-13 [message #2667 is a reply to message #2666] Mon, 04 August 2014 08:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Only standard variables are described in the standard recode manual. The variable: SDIST is country specific, and you will have to reference the questionnaires in the appendix of the final reports, to get more information on such quewstions. SDIST is coded from "District" which is on the cover page of the Woman's questionnaire.

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.
Re: sdist variable in PDHS 2012-13 [message #2673 is a reply to message #2667] Tue, 05 August 2014 09:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, that was a helpful.
Re: sdist variable in PDHS 2012-13 [message #2674 is a reply to message #2673] Tue, 05 August 2014 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You are welcome.
Re: sdist variable in PDHS 2012-13 [message #24545 is a reply to message #2666] Sat, 28 May 2022 14:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MustafaQS is currently offline  MustafaQS
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Hello.

Can someone please guide regarding the sdist variable for PDHS 2006-07. The codes are different for PDHS 2012-13.

Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you!

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Re: sdist variable in PDHS 2012-13 [message #24566 is a reply to message #24545] Wed, 01 June 2022 11:05 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

We have never had access to the Pakistan sampling frames. For all the Pakistan DHS Surveys, we received the sample file from the Pakistan NSO. We have no way to match names with the codes. You will have contact the Pakistan NSO for help.
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