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Education: inconsistency b/w HV and HA variables [message #3590] Wed, 14 January 2015 14:15 Go to next message
gyamada is currently offline  gyamada
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I am currently analysing a dataset of Colombia DHS 2010. I see inconsistency between HV106 and HA66, and HV107 and HA67 on the same individual women. I wonder why. I reviewed their definitions on the Standard Recode Manual for DHS6, but I could not find an answer. Does anyone faced this problem? Could it be a specific problem with Colombia DHS 2010 data?
Re: Education: inconsistency b/w HV and HA variables [message #3612 is a reply to message #3590] Thu, 15 January 2015 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Here is an answer from one of our experts, Ladys Ortiz:
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The level of education is asked of all the members listed in the household age 5+ (the cutoff age can vary per country); and also is asked of each eligible individual that accepts to be interviewed. HA66 and HV67 is coming from these two sources:
a) if the woman was interviewed the education is coming from her individual interview (V106)
b) if the woman was not interview the information is coming from the household listing (HV106).


Thank you for your post.
Re: Education: inconsistency b/w HV and HA variables [message #3613 is a reply to message #3612] Thu, 15 January 2015 15:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gyamada is currently offline  gyamada
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Thank you Liz! I have the attached tabulation of two variables HV106 and HA66. Does this (inconsistency) means that some women answered differently in household and individual questionnairs?

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Re: Education: inconsistency b/w HV and HA variables [message #3615 is a reply to message #3613] Thu, 15 January 2015 17:36 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
When you have information for a woman/man both in the household and in the individual file for education, we use what the interviewed individual (the respondent) has answered in the individual questionnaire for the variables you mentioned, HV106, HA66. In the household, normally it's the head of household who answers all the questions in this questionnaire. It may not be the individual respondent, so that's why sometimes the answers vary.
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