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Regarding Variables are repeating [message #2816] Thu, 28 August 2014 02:43 Go to next message
anilgvdbm is currently offline  anilgvdbm
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Dear Sir,
In Individual file there are so many variables are repeated that means 1 variable is 10 times repeated and another variable is repeated in 20 times so how to analyse these variables. How to do transpose in SAS. please give me some reference.

Please reply me as early as possible.



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Anil


Anil
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Re: Regarding Variables are repeating [message #2861 is a reply to message #2816] Wed, 03 September 2014 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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Anil,

You will have to be more specific about which countries data and which dataset (with the filename) you are using. In general, you will find repeating variables when parts of the questionnaire repeat. For example if you are using the women's recode (IR) file, you will find that the birth history variables (BIDX, BORD, B0, B1, B2, B3 ...) will repeat with one entry for each birth up to a maximum of 20 births. If you are interested in analyzing births, then look at the births recode file (BR) where you will find that the unit of analysis is births and variables are not repeated.

In gneral you should work out what your unit of analysis will be and then use the appropriate dataset for that unit of analysis. The following pages on our web site can help:
http://www.dhsprogram.com/data/Using-Datasets-for-Analysis.c fm
http://www.dhsprogram.com/data/Dataset-Types.cfm
Re: Regarding Variables are repeating [message #2864 is a reply to message #2861] Wed, 03 September 2014 13:42 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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Anil,

You sent a reply to the userforum email concerning the links. Please reply to the messages in the thread, not through the userforum email.

We checked the links and they work fine. You should be able to just click on the link. If you are typing them, please check your typing and note that the display in the forum occasionally appears to add a space in to the file name (for example, there should be no space in the extension .cfm, but one shows between the c and f sometimes.)
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