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India NFHS: District names [message #413] Wed, 08 May 2013 08:37 Go to next message
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I am currently using the NFHS dataset for India for the years 1992-93 and 1998-99. In my analysis I need to identify the district to which a particular household belongs to. One of the explanatory files accompanying the all India data-set for the year 1991-92 contain the information that the district code which identifies the district of the household are based on the standard coding categories used in Census of India 1991. I have consulted the 1991 Indian Census and I found that some of the census district codes (particularly the last few district codes for each state) are not included in the NFHS data-set. I was also wondering whether the NFHS II (1998-99) uses the same district codes as as the NFHS I (1992-93).
It will be of great help if you can kindly help clarify my confusions. Also if possible could you please let me know if there exists any file from which I can identify the district names for the NFHS 1992-93 and NFHS 1998-99?
Re: India NFHS: District names [message #467 is a reply to message #413] Fri, 24 May 2013 09:34 Go to previous message
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Attached are the two files that identify the district data for Phase 1 (1992-92) and Phase 2 (1998-99) of the NFHS. Phase 3 of the NFHS (2005-06) does not contain district level information due to confidentiality requirements of HIV testing.

Each file contains a data schema and instructions for joining the District information to the corresponding household recode file.
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