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Pakistan DHS 1990 districts [message #693] Mon, 19 August 2013 09:43 Go to next message
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I'm working with data from the 1990-91 Pakistan DHS. I'm aware that GPS data was not collected for that survey, however, I was wondering if there might be information available that gives the districts and tehsils (the third and fourth-level administrative divisions) in which each cluster is located. The DHS dataset only gives province identifiers (admin1).
Re: Pakistan DHS 1990 districts [message #694 is a reply to message #693] Mon, 19 August 2013 11:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for your post. The attached Excel file gives the region, division and district names for each of the clusters in the Pakistan 1991 DHS. The worksheet named "Instructions" explains what each of the fields are. Unfortunately, the original sample file did not give information down to the Tehsil level. However, within each district, there is information on the district/city classification of each cluster.

Also, please note that there were five clusters in the recode file that did not have matching codes in the sample file and were assigned regional office and division names based on the first 4 digits of their cluster number codes (the part corresponding to the division). The district name and district/city classification were left as #N/A for these 5 clusters.

I hope that this information helps you with your research.
Re: Pakistan DHS 1990 districts [message #2489 is a reply to message #694] Sat, 28 June 2014 21:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, is it possible to get this district code file for Pakistan DHS 2006-07 & 2012-13?
Re: Pakistan DHS 1990 districts [message #2513 is a reply to message #2489] Wed, 02 July 2014 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Files to link District codes and names have not been created for the Pakistan 2006-07 or Pakistan 2012-13 DHS surveys. The district information for the 2012-13 DHS may be available sometime in the future. District codes and names files will be posted to the user forum when they are available.

The Pakistan 2006-07 DHS has GPS data available, therefore we suggest you use the GPS data within GIS software to determine the District classifications. For additional information on that process, please refer to a similar post on the topic: p;goto=208&S=0ee864e6a5e1969c8dda88744b343e61#msg_208

Unfortunately, GPS data is not available for the Pakistan 2012-13 survey.

If this has not adequately answered your question, please respond.
Re: Pakistan DHS 1990 districts [message #14533 is a reply to message #694] Wed, 18 April 2018 04:55 Go to previous message
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Dear All,

does someone has the district labels for the Pakistan DHS data 1990-1991 and 2006-2007.
I had a look at the excel file related to 1990-91 wave which has been circulating here and I find it difficult to understand.
The stata file for 1990-91 data display -when doing a tab of the variable sdist- 93 numbers -from 1 to 93, hinting that there are 93 districts. The file excel which i previously mentioned do not have those 93 codes.
What is most peculiar is that doing a tab of the variables region and district -tab shdist hv024- shows that the same district code is in 4 different regions (e.g. the distric coded 1 is in the region 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Punjab, Sindh, Nw Fro., and Bal.). Any explanation for that?

I have a similar problem for Pakistan 2006-07; I could not find any excel file here but only a suggestion to go to the GPS data. Any chance someone has the codes for the districts. In this case the codes go from 1 to 35.

Many thanks to everyone.
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