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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
owraza is currently offline  owraza
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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 message
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You are welcome.
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