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matching periodic data on same individual over several DHS periods [message #8879] Mon, 11 January 2016 08:47 Go to next message
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Is it possible to match several DHS datasets for individuals and for households as shown below? I mean is it possible to match for the same household or individual their data for DHS2000, DHS2005 and DHS2010 in order to study trends? For example, if I am interested in the changes within the same individual over a 15 year period?


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Re: matching periodic data on same individual over several DHS periods [message #8880 is a reply to message #8879] Mon, 11 January 2016 08:49 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

The samples are completely different in successive surveys. It has probably never happened that an individual or a household has appeared in more than one DHS survey. The kind of linkage you describe is not possible.
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