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Education in Rwanda 2015 [message #11046] Thu, 20 October 2016 13:38 Go to next message
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Registered: October 2016
Location: Rwanda
Hi all,

I am new to DHS. I am using the DHS2015 for Rwanda for some background stats on education. I have downloaded all data sets (flat). I then looked into the questionnaire used as I found it in the DH2015 Rwanda country report. However, in the questionnaire I found some questionnaires if interest that I could not spot in the data set. For example question 567 in the women's questionnaire ("I am interested in learning about the things that (name) plays with when he/she is at home.").

I tried to find the variable name in the flat-structured data set by searching for it using the 'STAnDARD RECoDE MAnUAl for DHS 6' ( -questionnaires-and-manuals.cfm). I basically used the search function and key words ( plays or toys etc.) However to no avail. I cannot believe that they do not provide the full data set. Therefore my questions: What is the most elegant way to locate questions in the data set? Why cannot I not locate the question 567 mentioned above?

Thanks so much!

Re: Education in Rwanda 2015 [message #11064 is a reply to message #11046] Mon, 24 October 2016 08:00 Go to previous message
Messages: 1123
Registered: February 2013
Senior Member
Dear User,
Please look for variables:
S567A Does child play with homemade toys
S567B Does child play with toys from store
S567C Does child play with household objects

These are survey/country specific variables. In most cases you will be able to find them starting with the letter "S" but with the same number as in the questionnaire. Also there is a list of all country specific variables in the documentation distributed with the data you downloaded. This document is an MS Word document called RWIR70.doc

Thank you!
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